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SUBJECT: César Chavez 



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THE WHITE HOUSE MEMORANDUM 

Washington 



LÎATE: September H, 19 01. 



TO : Mr. Cartha D. DeLoach, FBI 

FROM : Mildred Stegall 
SUBJEa* : FBI Investigation 

Subject'^jName César Chavez 



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Date of*irth Approx. 37-39 yrs of âge Place of Birth_ 



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Présent Address Box 894, Delano, California - Also 1Q2 Albany St. Delano, î 

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David S. North has requested: 

I 1 Copy of Previous Report 
I 1 Name Check 
'<--, \^\ Full Field Investigation 

K%ameâ~above is being con:»i<;r*d (or:^. 
[X] White Hnuse staff position 
I ] Presidontial aopointment ■ _ . ./* 

l J Position with another Agency 

ATTACHMENTS: 
** □ SF 86 (in duplicate) 

f~) SF 87, Fingerprint Card 
I I Biography •■■ 4k* 

REMARKS: Mr. Chavez ia Président, National Farm Workers Association. 

REPORT SHOULD B£ DELIVERED BY FBI TO: MILDRED STEGALL 






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Froa£/DlrWctor t FBI 

CXSATCHATEZ 
SPECIAL IHQDIRT 
BÛDKD: 9/30/66 

Whlte House has requcsted investigation of Chavez, 
who la being considère d for staff position at ffhite House. 
Partial background furnlshed by Whlte House indicates tbat 
Chavez ls approxlmately 37 to 39 ycars of âge, résides 
103 Albany Street, Delano, Californie, and ls Président 
of Kational Paria lorkers Association. 

Los Angeles obtaln Chavez 's complète background, 
inclmUng naacs of close relatives and set out approprlate 
leada» ^This should be done lmnedlately In order that 
Bureau Tiles can be reviewed. 

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From:/Tarector, FBI 

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BUDKD: 9/30/66 

Re Bureau alrtel dated 9/15/66 to Washington Field 
and Los Angeles, copies of whlch are attached for the assistance 
of San Francisco and Denver. Attached for the assistance of 
Washington Field le one oopy each of Bureau alrtels dated 
>10/11/6S and 10/18/65, to Los Angeles entltled "Cosmunlst 
Infiltration of the National Farm Workers Association, Delano, 
California; IS-C." 

César X. Chaves, who appears identlcal with tbe 
captloned Individuel, is nentioned in Los Angeles airtels dated 
10/20/6J;t10/25/65; 1/21/66; and 4/5/66, entltled "Cooaunist 
Infiltration of the National Fars Workers Association, Delano, 
California; IS-C," Los Angeles file 100-67449, copies of which 
were furnished San Francisco Office. Chaves is also nentioned 
in Los Angeles alrtel dated 4/25/66, bearing the sans captlon. 
(100-444762-5, 8, 12,26,34) 

Los Angeles also refer to Los Angeles file 139-150 
concerning Chaves and to Los Angeles alrtel dated 7/27/66, 
entltled "Third International Days of Protest, August 6-9, 1963; 
IS-C," in which Chaves is nentioned, (139-2387, 100-445949-62) 

Denver refer to Denver report dated 7/13/66, captloned 
"Ccnaunlst Farty, USA. State of Colorado, Denver Division; 
IS-C,** Denver file 100-1800, in whlch César Chaves is nentioned. 

(100-3-37-617) 

Durlng Investigation Washington Field should Interview 
Earlan Bagen, U.S. Bepresentative froa California, and bis 
Adainistrative Assistant, George Baker, concerning Chaves. 



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Re: Gesax Chaves 



« Los Angeles, San Francisco and Denver include 
Interviews vlth sources who bave in the past furnlshed 
pertinent information concerslng Chaves and contact securit* 
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Note: Artois dated 10-11-65 and 10-18-65 attached for WFO 
dontain information furnlshed Bureau in 1965 by Rep, Harlan 
Ha g an and his Administrative Assistant. Crime Records Division 
advised no objection to having them interviewed by WFO. 



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CESAR ESTRADA CHAVEZ _ 

"SPECIAL INQUIRY" ® 



Buded 9/30/66 

Title marked changed to refle ct appointée 's full 
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Re Bureau airtel to Los Angeles and Washington 
Pield dated 9/15/66. 



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* For information of récipient offices, White House 
has requested investigation of CHAVEZ, who is being considérée^ 
for staff ^position at White House. Bureau lnstructed that Y \ 
CHAVEZ '* complète baçkground. includirig names of close rela- ' ' 
tives be obtained and appropriate leads set forth. 

^^Er^l^^^r^^nformat^navailable through records 
the^ tf discloses following 

baçkground and descriptive data: 



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Phoenix (RM) 

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Marital status 



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1221' Kensington 

Delano, Callfornla 
General Director, National Farm 

Workers Association (NFWA), 

102 Albany Street 

Delano, Callfornla 
Married; wlfe - HELEN CHAVE2 née 

SABELA; born 1/21/28 at 

Brawley, Callfornla 
Eight chlldren - resldlng at home 
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# 59074 

U. S. Navy, 2/46 - 1/48 

567-85-66 

Arrested 1/24/44 by Delano, 
Callfornla Police Department for 
"investigation ADW", but apparently 
booked by Bakersfield, Callfornla, 
under No. D-25835 

Arrested 11/7/65, Tulare County 
Sherlff's Office, for violation 



County Ordnance 
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Reportedly arrested in late June, 
1966 in San Diego County, Callfornla 

RICHARD CHAVEZ 
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Laisciose the identity 

or a cousin, MANUEL GONZALEZ 
CHAVEZ, FBI No. 13^6428, who 
reportedly was released on parole 
from the pénitent lary to work in 
the NFWA office. 



For information of interested offices , CHAVEZ as 
head of the NFVA has been active for some time in the Delano, 
California, area organizing agricultural workers. Hls 

activity has attracted c onsidérable publici ty. 




■*ecor"Os disclose "that CHAVEZ is the son of a migrant 

rarr.il y who followed the agricultural harvest. He reportedly 
attended the Delano High School while in the ninth grade. He 
also may hâve implemented his éducation later at San José, 
Cal if or nia. 



Thèse records disciose that CHAVEZ was recruited 
into the Commun! ty Service Organization (CSO) in the early 
icZj-O's by FRED ROSS. He spent about 1~ years as a paid 
organiser and recruiter for this organization. During that 
time, he caught the eye of SAUL ALINSKY of the Industrial Areas 
Foundation. There are conflicting reports as to his actual 
employaient by ALINSÏCY, However, he broke with the CSO in 
1962 because it was not "Activist enough". He took se ver ai 
oersons who felt as he did with him. Thèse oersons included 
DSLORSS HUSRTA, GILBERT PADILLA, JULIO HSRNANDEZ. He associâtes 
hlmself with WENDY GOEPSL or GOEBEL, allegedly a 1936 delegata 
to the Helsinki Youth Festival. About that time he founded 
the NF.-/A. In 1962 he reportedly was an applicant for an 
Assistant Directorship in the Peace Corps and was accepted. 
However, he refused the job and founded the NFWA. JAMES DRAXS 
of the Migrant Ministry has been with him in Delano helping 
with his work in the NFWA. 




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disclosa that CHAVEZ associâtes included DONNA SUE HABER, 
LUIS MIGEUL VALDEZ znc XARSZALL GANZ. 



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Delano, jCalifornia, 10/l$/65\ She was visited in jail by 
FERNANIKlCHAVEZ and GRACE MARTINEZ, **03 East Houston, 
Delano. , 

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220- SutAc Street, ïtôcictonT^Californiâ/^and unknown addresees 
at San- mego "and Lob /Angeles/ California.\itherets no* ?:^~.., 
telephoft listed at hlff re s idence^l The- résidence at 1221 ^ * 
Kensington, Delano, '1b not rented'under hlsname. 






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The CSO is identified as "War on Poverty" type 
organization. He was with this organization for 14 years in 
San José, California, prior to 1963. He was previously 
with the same organization in San Diego and Los Angeles. He 
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directed to hira by crédit bureaus or similar organizations . 
Rqported^y he has openly been called a communiât at Delano 
City Council meetings. 

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AT YUMA. ARIZONA : Verify birth and ascertain 
identity of parents. 

-«* SAN DIEGO 

AT SAN DIEGO. CALIFORNIA : (l) Ascertain facts of 
arrest r .late June,. 1900. 

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ST. LOUIS 

AT ST. LOUIS. MISSOURI : Review military service 
records . 

WASHINGTON FIELD 

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LOS ANGELES 

AT LOS ANGELES. CALIFORNIA : Wlll conduct appro- 
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copies of prior correspondence in this case, there la attache d 
a copy of Bureau airtel. dated 9/15/66 to Washington Fleld and 
Los Angeles, and one copy each of Bureau air tel s dated 10/11/65 j j 
and 10/18/65 to Los Angeles entitled "Cosmunlst Infiltration / 
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captioned indiTidual. Los Angeles furnish San Diego background 
data concerning appointée to assis t in conductlng appropriate 
investigation. 

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Mr. B»«çn_ 
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CESAR ESTRAOA CHAVEZ* SPECIAL INQUIRY* BUDED SEPTEMBER 
THIRTY NEXT. «, 




RE LOS ANGELES AIRTEL SEPTEMBER 5EVENTEEN LA ST. 

FOLLOWtgG IS BACKG ROUND RE CHAVEZ. BORN MARC H 
THIRTY ONE NÏNETEEN TWENTY SEVEN* YUMA* ARIZONA. MOTHER* 
JUANA ESTRADA CHAVEZ* FATHER* LIBAROO CHAVEZ* BOTH RESIDE 
FIVE THRÊE OR FIVE SEVEN SCHARFF AVENUE* SAN JOS E* 
CAL I FOR NI A, SISTERfS* RITA CHAVEZ MEDINA* AGE FORTY* ONE 



FIVE EIGHT GRANT, SAN JOSE* AND EDUVIGES CHAVEZ LASTRA* 






AGE THIRTY THREE* LIVES IN SAME BLOCK AS MOTHER ON SÇHARFF 
AVENUE* BRO THER S* LIBRAPO CHAVEZ» JR.# AGE THIRTY ONE* 
SAME ADORESS AS FATHER* AND RICHARD CHAVEZ* AGE THIRTY SIX* 
DELANO* CALIFORNIE. WIFE, IS HELEN CHAVEZ* NEE SABELA> AND 
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EIGHT CHILDREN RESIDE IN DELANO WITU CHAVEZ. CHAVEZ AND WIFE 
MARRIED LAS VEGAS» NEVADA IN NINETEEN FORTY EIGHT. HE COM- 
PLEDTED EIGHTH GRADE AT BRAWLEY* CALIFORNIA JUNIOR HIGH 5CH00L. 
PAST RESIDENCES ARE STREET UNKNOWN* SAN JOSE* NINETEEN FIFTY 
SI X, TO MID NINETEEN FIFTY EIGHTl STREET UNKNOWN* EL RIO* ' 
CALIFORNIA**MID NINETEEN FIRTY EIGHT TO MID NINETEEN SIXTY* 
FOLSOM STROÉT f CORNER OF FOLSOH AND FICKET>* LOS ANGELES * , 
MID NINETeS SIXTY TO .MARÇH^NJNETEEN SIXTY_JNO» EMPLOY-^ ! 
MENTS ARE COM MUNITY SERVICE _ QRGANlZAT ION* LOS ANGELES* MID ! , 
NINETEEN FIFTY EIGHT TO NINETEEN SIXTY TWO* INDUSTR1AL 
AREAS FOUNDATION* MAIN OFFICE* CHICAGO* ILLINOIS (WORKED ! , 
IN CALIFORNIA)* LATE NINETEEN FIFTY FOUR TO MID NINETEEN 
"FIFTY EIGHT* AMERICAN FRIENDS SERVICE COMMITTEE* SAN JOSE* 
HEADQUARTERS* SAN FRANCISCO* CALIFORNIA* PRIOR TO NINETEEN 
FIFTY- FOUR IN COMMUNITY WORK. , 

CLOSE ASSOCIATES ARE REVEREND CHRIS HARTMIRE* CALIFORNIA 

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MIGRANT MINISTRY OFFICE* ONE FOUR ONE ONE WEST OLYMPIC. LOS 
ANGELES* REVEREND DAVID HAVENS* CALIFORNIA MIGRANT MINISTRY* 



ROBBIN LANE* VISALIA* CALIFORNIA* BISHOP DONOHOE AND FATHER 



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QUARTERS* WASHINGTON* D.C-* WIL LIAM BECHE R* OFFICE OF CALI- 

FORNIA GOVERNOR BROWN* HUMAN RELATIONS DEAPRTWENT, SACRAMENTO* 

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CALIFORNIA, FATHER KEITH KENNY* OUR LADY OF GUAOALUPE CATHOLIC 



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CHURCH, SACRAMENTO* AND DICK NORBER6* CONFERENCE MINISTER* > : 

UNITED CHU%H OF CHRIST, SIX SEVEN EI6HT FLOOD BUILDING, 

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ANT. THAT WOULD TAKE HIM FROM HIS PRESENT WORK IN DELANO. 
FOR INFO OF CHICAGO AND LAS VEGAS» CHAVEZ BEING CON- 



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SIDERED FOR PRESIDENTIAL APPOINTMENT ON STAFF OF WHITE HOUSE. 

CHICAGO* VER IF Y CHAVEZ» EMPLOYMENT AND CONDUCT APPRO- , 
PRIATÏTÏNVESTIGATION AT INDUSTRIAL AREAS FOUNDATION. ( 

LAS VEGAS * VER IF Y CHAVEZ» MARRI AGE. ( ' 

SAN FRAjfclSCO, INTERVIEW. ASSOCIATES AND CONDUCT CREDIT 

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AND CRÎMINAL CHECKS RE RELATIVES IN YOUR TERRITORY. 

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HA^HINeTOJLFIELD, INTERVIEW BILL KIRCHÇR. 
AIR MAIL COPY TO SAN DIEGO FOR INFO. ' 



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SAC, LOS ANGELES (161-1087) (P) 

CHANGED CESARIO ESTRADA CHAVEZ, AKA CESAR CHAVEZ, 
SPI. BUDED SEPTEMBER THIRTY, NEXT. 



TITLE HAS BEEN MARKED CHANGED TO REFLECT FULL 
NAME OF CESARIO ESTRADA CHAVEZ AS REFLECTED IN 
SELECTIVE SERVICE RECORDS, BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA. 

RE LOS ANGELES AIRTEL SEPTEMBER SEVSNTEEN, LAST. 

ST. LOUIS REQUESTED TO SUTEL NAMES AND ADDRESSES 



OF ALL RELAT IVES OF CHAVEZ AVAILABLE IN MILITARY 
RECORDS. SUTEL INFORMATION AVAILABLE REGARDING CHAVEZ 'S 






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MARRIAGE TO HELE N S ABEL LA , BORN JANUARY TWENTY-ONE, 

NINETEEN TWENTY-EIGHT, AT BRAWLEY> '-ÇALIFORNIA . DATE JlND I q 

PLACE OF MARRIAGE UNKN OWN AT THIS T IME / ' NOT RËcÔkdET" 

BUREAU,' BALTIMORE; PHOENIX, SAN DIEGO, SAN FRlllféfsëS,^ 

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RE LOS ANGELES TELETYPE TO BUREAU SEPTEMBER TWENTY LAST. 

DURING INTERVIEWS OF PERSONNEL AT NATIONAL FARM 
WORKERS ASSOCIATION, DELANO, CHAVEZ CONTACTED AGENT AND ADVISED 
HE DID NOT KNOW OF ANY TENTATIVE APPOINTAIENT AND WOULD NOT 

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ACCEPT ONE IF IT TOOK HIM AWAY FROM HIS PRESENT WORX AS HE 
IS DEDICATED TO WHAT HE IS DOING IN THE FIELD OF FARM LABOR 
ORGANIZATIO». HE CONTINUED HE DID NOT INTEND TO LEAVE HIS WORK 
IN DELANO TO ACCEPT ANY APPOINTMENT OR ANY TYPE OF WORK OUTSIDE 
THE DELANO AREA. 

SUGGEST BUREAU ADVJSE APPROPRIATE OFFICIALS TO PRECLUDE 
UNNECESSARY INVESTIGATION, OJHER AUXILLARY OFFICES NOT ADVISED OF 
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Dear Mr. la taon: 

In accordance vit h a request received on Septenber 15, 
1966, from Mrs. Mildred Btegall, an^Lnyestigation is being 
conducted concerning ^ Ceaar KatradaThaves , Dalano, Californie, 
vhe is Président of tfie National Jars Workers Association. 



Mr. Chayes bas contacted a représentative of the 
Los Angeles Office of this. Bureau and advised he is not avare 
of any appointnent for vhich he may be under considération. 
He stated he vould not accept an appointnent if such appoint- 
nent vould take hin avay fros his présent vork as he is 
dedicated to his vork in the field of farn labor organisation. 
4pW Mr. Chavea? continued that he does not intend to leave his 
"& y ^k*° rk ** ^•l* no » Califoraia, to accept any type of vork outside 
^•'y^Mrthe Dalano, California, area. 



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Mr. Chavez is being continued. 

The Attorney General has not been provided a copy 




of this connunication. 



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SUBJECT: CESAR ESTRADA CHAZEZ 
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BUDED: 9/30/66 



Re Los Angeles airtel to Director dated 9/17/66. 

The Défense Central Index of Investigations (DCII), 
Fort Holabird, Maryland, coraprlslng Indices to Army and Navy 
investigative files, v:as checked through a représentative of 
that agenc» on 9/22/66 by IC JACKIE D. STERLING without 
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-GEZAR ESTRJ#A CHAVEZ» AKA* SPI. 



ADVISED THATrOAVIÛ» FMKBAIRN, 
CHAiAftA*^ KERN ^UNTY*- C4fctFQftMIA>^ KïAJtf . 0& ^^ÇR^VjpRS* 
SENT A 5CATHING TELEGRAM REGARDING CHAVEZ TO THE TWO 
CALIFORNIA SENATORS AND SEVERAL LEADING CALIFORNIA 
CONGRESSMEN PROTESTING CONSIDERATION OF CHAVEZ FOR FEDERAL 
APPOINTMENT.J A COPY OF THIS TELEGRAM WAS SENT TO THE 
COUNCILMEN Of CALIFORNIA GROWERS IN SAN FRANCISCO WHO 
HAVE RELEASED THE TELEGRAM TÛ THE WIRE SERVICES. THERE 
IS NO INDICATION OF ANY CRITICISM OF THE FBI. ABOVE FOR 

BUREAU* S INFORMATION. 



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Spécial Assistant to the Président 

The fuite Bouse 

Washington, D. C. 

Qear Mr. Vatson: 

An investigation is te in g conducted concerning 
C ésar jstrada "hayez, Deiano, California, Président of 
tSé National Faim Sfarkers Association, pursuant to a request 
received from Mrs. Mildred Stegall on September 15, 1966. 



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"Angeles Office of tiis Bureau that David Fairbairn, 
Chairuan or the Kern Couat7, Californie, Bcard of Superviser s , 
sent a ''scathing" telegraa protesting the considération of 
Mr. Chavez for Fédéral appointaient to Thomas H. Kuchel and 
George L. Hurphy, United States Senators from California, 
and to several leading United States Représentatives from 
California. It vas stated a copy of this telegram vas 
sent to the Council of California Grovers, San Francisco, 
California, vhich bas released the telegraa to the vire 
services. 

The foregoing is furnished for your information. 

The Attorney General bas not been provided a 
copy of this communication. 



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CESAR ESTRADA CHAVEZ, AKA, SPI. 

RE BUREAU AND LOS ANGELES TELETYPES. 

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CESAR ESTRADA CHAVEZ, AKA, SPI. 



—RE BUREAU AND LOS ANGELES TELETYPES. 

MAKE CERTAIN UREPS CONTAINING RESULTS OF COMPLETED 
INVESTIGATIOU ARE SUBMITTED TO REACH BUREAU NO LATER THAN 
COB ON BUDED, SeIîEMBER THIRTY, NEXT. 
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REBUTEL TODAY. 

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CESAR ESTRADA CBÂVEZ, BPJ ■ BUDED. SEPTElffiKB THIRTY NEET 
RE LA TEL TO DIRECT OR SEPTEMBER TWENTY LAST, 
FOR INFO OF MILIAUKEE, CHAVEZ BEING CONSIDERED FOR 
PRESIDXNTIAL APPOINTVENT ON STAFF OF WHITE HOUSE. BORN 
MARCH THlRTtONK NZNETEEN TWENTTSEVEN, YUMA, ARIZONA. 

FORMERLY EMPLOYED ÏNDUSTRIAL AREAS FOUNDATICK IN CALIFORNIA 
DURING LATE NINETEEN FIFTYFOUR TO MID NINETEEN FIFTYEIGHT, 
MADT CFTlfcoF INDUSTRIAL AREAS FOUNDATION LOCATED CHICAGO» 
ILLINOIS. SECRBTARY TO EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR INDUSTRIAL AHEAS 
FOUNDATION CHICAGO ADVISED ONLT FERSON ASSOCIATED NITH THI3 
ORGANIZATION WHO VOULD RECALL APPOINTEE TODLD BE EXECUTIVE 
DIRECTOR SAUL ALINSKI. 

ALINSKI CURRENTLT ATTBNDING JOHNSON FOUNDATION IŒETINGS 

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IN RACSB. IISÇONSIN AND WHILE THERE RESIDING AT RED CARPET 

UN, HILWAUKEE, 1ISC0N3IRY CC . / (p ( ^ U H f j ^ \ J 

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UIIMATJKEB INTERVIEW ALXNSKI RE CHAVEZ. 

BUREAU ADVISED SEPTEMBER TWENTYSIX INSTANT MAKE CERTAIN 
REPORTS CONTA INING RESULTS 07 C01IPLETED INVESTIGATION 
SUBMITTED TO REACH BUREAU NO LATER THAN COB ON BUDED, 
SEPTEMBER TflIRTY NEXT. 



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SPECIAL INQUIRT t ;;.' 



FONALD HAUDHTOR was appointer by Oovernor EDMIUD (PAT) 
EROWN as arbitrator during récent balloting for union 
représentation for the NFWA In San J4»quln Valley. San 
Francisco la requested to as certain whereabouts of HAXHTON 
to facilitât e Interview for information he posaesses concernlng 
CHAVEZ. 

San Francisco ls aiso requeated to Interview 
Mrs. JOSEPHINE EU VENECK, Los Altos , Califomia, who ls 
associated with the American Friende Service Conunittee and 
who ha s known CHAVEZ slnce 1952 , for pertinent information 
ehe may Diable to furnish regarding CHAVEZ. SPIR. 




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RE BUREAU TELETYPE SEPTEMBER TWENTYSIX, LAST. 
DISCONTINUE AND SURE? RESULTS OF INVESTIGATION 
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Reports in V'est Coist newspapers st week's end that 
César ÇhayM leader c? the e&îebratetj 
grape pickers' strike, was being screened 
for a tugh Washington job met with puz- 
rlement hère, One Administration officiai 
said Chavez's nime had corne up as one of 
several prominent Mexican-Am.ericans, but 
that no présidentiel âppointment was in 
prospect- An AFL-CÏO executive suggestéd 
an explanation: The reports were belne 
spread by th e Teamsters, Chavez's rival in 
orgMBiîing California farm. workers as a 
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New York Daily New» 

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New York Poal 



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New York World Journal 

New York World 

Journal Tribune 

The Baltimore Sun 

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CESAR EXTRADA CHAVEZ 

SPECIAL INQUIHY - WHITE BOUSE 

PUBPOSE: To recommend the White Bouse be advised of 
Information received lndicating the Chairman of the Kern 
County, California, Board of Supervisors bas protested tbe 
considération of Cbavez for Fédéral appoint ment in a 
te le grain to U. S. Senators and Représentatives from 
California. 




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BACEGROUNP : At the request of the White Hou se a spécial 
inquiry concerning Chavez was initiated on September 15, 
1966. Chavez, aged 39, is Président of the National Farm 
Workers Association and ha s been active for some time In 
the Delano, California, area organizing agricultural 
workers. He is being considered for a White House staff 
position. 

On June 27, 1966, in response to a naine check 
request, the White House was furnished a mémorandum advising 
> that Chavez ha s been characterized as a controversial 
j individual andhas openly been called a commun! st at Delano, 
1 California, City Council meetings. Although this has not been 
corroborated by Bureau sources, he reportedly associâtes 
with "left-wing" type individuals and allegedly has been 
distribut ing copies of the "People's World," a west coast 
communist newspaper, îree of charge from his office. , 

By letter dated September 22, 1966, the White House 
was advised that Chavez volunteered he is not aware of any 
appointaient for which he ma y be under considération and does 
not intend to accept work outside the Delano, California, 
area. 



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Mémorandum to Mr. Gale 
Re: César Estrada Chavez 




David Fatrbairp, Chairman ol the. Xatm- 
County, California, Board of Supervisera sent a scatbing 
telegra* protest ing tbe considération of Chavez for Fédéral 
appointsent to botb U. S, Sénat or s and several leading 
U. S. Représentatives from California. It «as stated a copy 
of tbe fllegraa was sent to tbe Councll of California Growers, 
San Francisco, California, wbicb bas released it to tbe 
vire seArlces, Tbe Los Angeles Office advised tbere is no 
indication of any criticisa of the Bureau. 

ACTION: Attached for approval is a letter advising tbe 
Vihite Ho use information bas been received indicating a 
telegrant protesting tbe considération of Chavez for Fédéral 
appointaient bas been sent to U. S. Se na tors and leading 
U. S. Représentatives front California by tbe Chairman of 
tbe Kern County, California, Board of Supervioors. 

This investigation is being followed closely and 
you will be advised of any other unusual developments. 

ADDENDUM : The attached article in "The Washington Post" on 
September 26, 1966, stated reports in west coast newspapers 
indicatedïfChavez is being screened for a high lYashington job; 
however, an Administration officiai said his narao came up as 
one of several prorainent Mexican-Americans , but no Presidential 
appointaient is in prospect. 




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SPECIAL INQUIRY 




Sy«op.i« No birtb record located for CESAR ESTRADA CHAVEZ 

-— - at Bureau of Vital Statistics, Phoenix, Arizona. 

Birth record on CESAR10 CHAVEZ set forth. 

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On September 23, 1966, ^ 

^^^^__ Bureau of Vital Statistic™ une North 17t1 
Tnoenix, Arizona, certified that his records disclose a 
birth record for one CESAR 10 CHAVEZ filed April 1, 1927, 
under State File No. "594. CHAVEZ was described as white, 
maie, born January 31, 1927, at Yuma , Arizona. The father's 
naine was shown as LIBRADO CHAVEZ, âge 38, born in Mexico. 
The mother's maiden name was shown as JUANA ESTRADA, âge 
35, born in Mexico. 

No birth record located under the name CESAR 
ESTRADA CHAVEZ. 



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RE: CESARIO ESTRADA CHAVEZ , 
aka César Chavez 
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Buded: 9/30/66 

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TITU OF CASE s-} 
CESAP ESTKADA CHAVEZ 


REPOKT MAO* »Y 


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WILLIAM J. SMITII, Jr. 


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nn* césar eItrada chavez 



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Cbareei«n SPECIAL INQUIRY 

Synoptbi jjo available records to conf irn appoin tec 's 
employaient with Industriel Areas Foundation, Californie, 

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Spath jaiçhigan Avenue, Chicago, . Illinois; 

on September 26", 1966,'that there'aré no available 
records with TAF, Chicago, to confirm the appointee's 
employraent with IAF in California. 

Shc stnted to her knowledpe the appointée hrui 
been employed by IAF someplace in California during the 
middie 1950's. The appointée nevsr worked for IAF in the 
Chicago area. 

>said the only person who might 
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TITLE OF CASE 







CESARJgSTRAÛA CHAVEZ 



9/27/66 



INVESTIOATIVE PCRIOO 



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REPORT M ASC BV 



SA ROBERT J . MC KINLEY 
CHARACTER OF CASE 



SPECIAL INQUIRY 



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REFERENCES ; 

Los Angeles télétype to Bureau dated 9/20/66. 



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CESAR ESTRADA CHAVE2 



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SPECIAL INQUIRY 



Srnopmi No record of marriage of CESAR ESTRADA CHAVEZ 

and HELEN SABELA CHAVEZ located in records of Marriage 

License Bureau, Clark County, Las Vegas, Nevada for years 
of 1947, 1948 and 1949. 

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DETAILS,» 



AT LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 



September 26, 1966, _ _^_^_ 

Marriage License Bureau, Clark County, advised 
Ta cnecK of marriage license records for the years 
1947, 1948 and 1949 failed to reflect a marriage record 
of CESAR ESTRADA CHAVEZ and HELEN SABELA CHAVEZ. 




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Honorable Marvin Yatson 

Bpecjpl Assistant to the Présidant 

Ifao White House 

Washington, D. C. 

Dear Mr. Ta taon: 

Pursuant to a roques t received from Mrs. Mildred 
Stegall on September 13, 1966, an investigation was 
initiated concerning Mr. César EatradaChaves, Président 
of the national Fa» foncera Association.' 

In accordance vith the instructions of 
Mrs. Stegall on September 27, 1966, the investigation 
of Mr. Chavez has been discontinued. 

i The Àttorney Qeneral has not been provided a 
copy or this communication. £■ 

Sincerely yours, 



NOTE: Téléphonie instructions to discontinue 
investigation of Chavez received by Mr. DeLoach's 
Office from Mrs. Stegall on 9/27/6S. Instructions 
to discontinue investigation sent to field offices 



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CHAVEZ, 



SUBJECT : CESAR ESTRADA 

SPECIAL INQUIRY 

Re Chicago télétype to Bureau, 9/26/66; and Bureau 
radiogram to Albany, 9/27/66. 



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Butel to Los Angeles, et al, dated 9/26/66 
Burad to Los Angeles, et al, dated B/2&/B& 
Butel to Los Angeles, et al, dated 9/27/66 



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LOS ANGELES and SAN FRANCISCO (INFORMATION) 

Copies being furnished to Los Angeles and San Francisco 
for information as CHAVEZ has been active in those divisions. , 



INFORMANTS : 



Identit' of Source 



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Identlty of Source 



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ie Spécial Agents who observed BEDDOLPS "CORKÏ^ 
at a rally on 8/6/66, are identlfied as follows: 

SA RICHARD J. POWERS 
SA JOSEPH C. LEARNED 

This report is c lassified ^ Jsince data 

reported from ^ ^and ^^could reasonaai^result in identifi- 
cation of confidential informants of continuing value and 
'compromise tbe effectiveness thereof which could adversely 
affect tbe national défense. 



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£>«*«• Sep-ftenber 28, 1966 

4 

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TW«i CESAR ESTRADA CHAZEZ 



Offic« DENVER 



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SPECIAL INQUIRY 



i CHAVEZ was in Denver 6/15/66 and participated in picketing 
Athe "Rocky Mountain News" in support of RUppLPH^'.'.CQRKY^- 
-JPSQttZALES of Denver. CHAVEZ also spoke at a rally and dance 
sponsored by GONZALES ' organization, knovm as "Crusade for 

Justice. 

Denver CP members attendefrally and dance fôr purpose of 

pation in the war in Vietnam but were unsuccessful in ob- 
taining any signatures. CHAVEZ was praised for his activi- 
ties in a Resolution on Mexican-American People in the 
Southwest adopted at the National Convention, CP, held in 
New Yo*, 6/24-26/66. Source reports there is no information 
available of membership or association of CHAVEZ with CP. 



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rour aqency; It and ils contants ara not to ba dlatrtbutad ou 



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_'reported on September 19, 1966, that 
"bther members of the CP group attended the 

rally, dlnner and dance on-June 15, 1966, at the Grange 

Hall, 2475 West 26th Avenue, Denver. 




reported tha_t between 200 and 250 people at- 
tended this function. ^ ^stated th* the members of the CP 
were- unsuctessful In obtainlng any signatures to the pétition 
and that one individual, naine unknown, told individuals at 
th^ raiiv. thtt t hey should not sign the pétition because 

1 was a "communiât. " 

'stated that CHAVEZ reported on the activity 

of his organTzation, known as th«^a_tijonal_Farm. Wqrkers 
Asso ciation^ CHAVEZ reported that his organization was 
conducting a strike of the grape pickers and packers 
against the grape growers in California. CHAVEZ spoke of 
his plans for obtainlng a higher minimum wage for his 
associâtes and ma de no mentionof Government activity per- 
taining to foreign policy. fl • reported that the event 
was reported the next day in The "Denver Post . " 



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advised there is no information available 
among membèTs" of the CP group in Denver that would indicate 
CHAVEZ is or ever was a member of or associated with any 
members of the CP. 



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w*& ;,,--' ~* Jmrox copies of tvo newspaper articles aooearl 
in the June 16, 1966, issue of the "Denver Post" pêrtainlng 
to CESAR CHÀVEZ'a Tisit in Denver are altached bereto./^\ 

^ On June 27, 1966, fl Vaade available a four-page, 
legal-sixe document entltled absol ut Ion on the lexican- 
Americas? People in the Southwest." UM report that thls 
Resolution was adopted at the Mat ionai Convent ion o f the 
CPUSÀ held in New Tork City June 24-26, 1966. ( Jlndicated 
that CESAR CHAVEZ, aentioned on page tvo of the Resolution, 
{wr»iuo to uaw i>uTAii oi me ningnii «an lorsen 
Association of Californie, asl that the RUDOLPH "COREY" 
GONZALES aentioned in the Resolution pertains to RUDOLPH 
"COURT" GONZALES of Denver. (^x 

Zéros copy of this Resolution is attached hereto. 

Re: RUDOLPH TOREY" GONZALES 




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The March 29. 1963. issue of the "Denver Post" - 
described RUDOLPH "CORÉT" GONZALES as a Denver bail bonds- 
■an and a .Démocratie Party precinct captain vho, durlng 
the late 1940s and 1950s, «as ranked aaong the top feather- 
«eight boxers of the world.'/^A 

The 8epte«ber 2, 1965, issue of the "Rocky Mountain 
News" reported that GONZALES had been elected Chairman of 
the Board of Direct ors of Denver* s War on Poverty/A 

The Septeaber 29, 1965, issue of the "Rocky 
Mountain News," in reporting on the Colorado Poverty 
Progrès, quoted GONZALES as saying, "l'a an agitator and 
a troublesaker - that's ay réputation and that 's what l'a 
going to be. They didn't buy ae when they put ae in thls 
Job. 



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The April 25, 1966, issue of the "Denver Post" 
quoted an article reporting GONZALES was fired by Denver 
Major TOM CURRIGAN froa his post as Dire et or of the -fiasse* 
^ (V^.-Waî 1 on Povorty. CURRIGAN, at this tiae, was quoted as 
saying, "I hâve alwaya stated, however, that any person 
serving the public througb appointant by ae sust conduct 
" hlaself at ail tiaes and that se ans 24 hours a day in a V.-* - u ^ 

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fvV : «port» la tke "Rocky Mountain lave** that antl-poverty ?* 
-j""' vJ -V.slficiala in Washington «ara "keeping a vary eye" aâ hia 
fi$jj£ eecasee a* nia pro-8panieh-Aaerican aiaa. GOlxALlS «as « 
^F^ *~ ; #*portad~t© Bave aald tkat tha raoort "aaacked ef :.'ï -'-ASia 
^•^^■cCarthjfaa". With hle friands GÔMZAI28 pick»tad tha 3*£^ 
»^? f ,'«ocky ïoantain lava" and aakad kla frleade ta aaacal^Jf 
yjç&piï&mlr aabecriptlona t© tha "kocky Mountain aawa.*^X»^ 

i*%$**.S ■ On Alignât 6, 1966,' Spécial Agents af tna^TBI ^;>V? 






obearred a rally held>at tha State Capitol, Denver, vhlch '' : Û-£»~ï? 

e tir ComlttM, One -**£^& 



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i. i v «HTZlLie. Ail of tha apaakara at thla rally apoka la op- é r - 
T ^" poaitioa to tha Ansrican foreign» poiicy aa it pariai ned ta 







Tlatnan and In oppoaltlon to Ansrican ailitaxy forcée la 



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,1-Vla of Auguat, 
r*** -,*ar Sbawittee" had beëh< holding 
7 _!'• ."- Denver and aponaorlng deaonstratlons In Deaver 

^*4 * =ar**t«st4fig United States p«liey la Tlatst=, -^ 

ittëë îâ an~ad-hoc\type coaaïttee ^'-^^v^ ^Sjtrîtp?- 
to land a sponsor nas» to deaonstratlons. V ; Ap'" 
3BR l« chalraan of theS connittaa aad V »v AJcâ ^a**^* ; , ; 
membera of the Denver Branch of the " _i-— < t *i>-;* 



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rx Bocialiet Workara Party (SWP) are generally ta* \£*?^*%&ç&&. 
r ' ' guldlng figures in ail Vietnam daaonatratlona. GA'-t. i&&?2 * i- 

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feSHSi'-^.-ï BIP, and Denver Chapter, ^PCC, 
^"S-;-- «a appendicea karato., : fi^^l^,*^ 

rv-s^^^On Auguat 12 ,^966 ( I ludi aTailàble 
addraaa aada br GCHZAI^ntTne atop-tha-var 
it S, 1966 .^^A Xerox copy of thla 








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group in Denv6r./"(|Nj 

and 



and m ^aported on September 10, 1966, 
"COBIY" GONZALÏ5 ia not a Banber of the CP :>v 






ara not available to teatify 

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FAIR PLAY FOR CUBA COMMITTEE (FPCC) 
DENVER CHAPfER 



was held at the headquarters of the Denver Branch, Socialist 
Workers Party (SWP) on December 10, 1960, for the purpose of 
establishinça De n ver Chapter of the Fair Play for Cuba Co*raiitt£e, 
HOWARD WALLJpDE acted as chairman and an organizing committee was 
appolnted. * 

HOWARD WALLACE bas been identifî. ed by a source as a 
member of the Denver Branch, SWP. 

The SWP has been designated by the Attorney Gtnç . :ntl of 
the United States pursuant to Executive Order 10450. 

A source, on May 9, 1961, advised that on V.i? S, 19^1, 
.xhe Denveî* Chantes*; FPCC; was forsed with the follo-jriiig eioct^d 
off icers: 



HARRY KAUFMAN NIES, Jr. , Chairman 
T. E. "DUKE" ROBERTSON, Jr. , Secretary 

Treasurer 






NOBpiAN HODGETT has been identif ied by a so'.irc". • s w 
member of the' Denver Branch, SWP. 

The Denver Chapter, FPCC, has publicly announc^-i a 3 it^ 
purpose to help bring to light the truth about Cuba. It '■■as 
indicated the FPCC is virtually the sole organized source of 
critical dissent from American-Cuban policy in the Unit-jc S'.ato-, 
Announced aims of FPCC are to end the ban i^iposed by t'c.e \. . S. 
Government on travel to Cuba, to présent those aspects of *'v?'ntv 
in Cuba which the press in this country ignores, and to t'j;. k 
toward re-establishment of diplomatie relations and travel bot^pen 
the United States and Cuba. 



A source advised during February, 1954, that there is 
current activity on the. part of the Denver Chapter, FPCC, r: i 
according to HARRY KAUFMAN NIER, Jr., who w.is chairenn of t-\La 
organization, it is no longer in existence. 




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SOCIALIST WORKBRS PA R TY - D EN VER BRANCH 

*^ ÊQU^C*» aHvleaH In Tiina IQfifl that aa nf lf&V 24. i960. 
"* ■"»••»»»»- ••■»»-.«».» _.. w~~~ t .*. ww , -.._.. _ w „_ — — * r » 

the National Office, Socialist Workers Party (SWP), notified 
SWP members in Denver, Colorado, that they had fulfilled the 
constitutional requirements for the establishment of a branch 
and vould tÉereafter be designated as such. 

m second source advised on May 24, 1966, that the Denver 
Branch, S1P, collecta dues from members, s ends a portion thereof 
to the National Office, SWP, and follows instructions set forth 
by national officiais of the SWP. 



The SWP has been designated by the Attomey General 
of the United States pursuant to Executive Order 10450. 




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FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION 

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Title CESAR E5TRADA CHAVEZ 



Character SPECIAL INQUIRY 

Référence Report of Spécial Agent 

Joseph C. Learned dated 
September 28, 1966, at 
Denver, Colorado 

AUL sources (except any llsted "below) whose Identities 
are concealed in referenced communication hâve furnished reliable 
Information In the past. 



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oàBfca FBI and la loanad lo your aqency; il and lia conl.nl» ara not to ba diatnbuiad oulaid* 
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itriking National Fann Work- <! 



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Currigan as directe «f tbe 
en Association (NFWA) We». NrifhborboodYogUi Corps, 
nesdajr haiJed Denvert Sp«w f l «" * ■•*• flrst ta 
ata . American demoDstnitiaoa «fth Mr. 
M H the oegàming •* a nw*. 
ment ta correct tojustfcea." 

Tbera are an nti ht «r 
beçuittei in dty, suit and 
fédérai leverniDesia, partie» 
larty la eity police départ- 
menta," said César Chars, 
NFWA preskanL 

There b no respect Jdr Mexi- 
eu-American Individuab aU 
over tbe Southwest," i 
Tes. **Tbis must end 



id. **I wanted ta nwet haï 
«rtùch ht vttal to 

offer whaterer amhtsnce I 
eouW and tbank tbem te thsb* 
support. 

Gonaales, ni what may be- 
come a gigruTtcant natknwida 
dmlooment, noted tbat Puerto 
Rkan leader* front Chicago — ' 
wfaere fiera rioting ans ee» 
In Puerto Rican neJgb- 



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tais week — plan te 

"We demand, and «ère ton»! liai fanikh -imurim kadan 

a «et, fan- treatroent as hûman! "T" ^r Z^T~Z^_i _2r 

■eings. If we dont tet (haL H « Beetin P w1th •e*™ _"Ç-| 
Vre soin. to A, anyuÙni , dib later ftb «n™*-^* 
afi légal lo bring attention ■«** *■ «■'« wlth **»** 

Before fl» heur-lonf pfckeUnf 1 
ni the Newi («bien bas 
tnoed fite days a 
nearr/ eight week»), 
f ih Chaves accompanied Cra- 
sadofer Justice personnel nia 



particnlar and spécial 
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Chavcx. *Mift« leader nf 

* aine-aHntb-old strik* ni Dé- 
mo, CaliL, «f NFWA grape 
ickéri and peckere. He 

ednesday m'ght sponsored by 
uooipb (Corky) C 
rasade far Justice. 
Tbe Denver _ 
tbe first groups to 

neeta and demonstrate, a f FwiH. Tree-Sweat Jofce* a£4 

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le*. patate* aaid ta* anpcrnan>j 

gronp waa ont( kn d uuuMtr a tf Bn_»aa n> pre-J 
P* to ait the 'tent Isa sale «f S f W ïtaj 
***** ^, Fonds, TrefrSweat Jakas atf 
S^Si 7 Wbita Rose producta. Ta* flrs» 
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Se spoke whuc carrrîaf ■ 
ni ("Unité Beblnd th* On- 
de for Justice'*) 
ne II pkkets 
j"» 1 *» — ta tract nf tan 
«icfjlountain News 
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among tnrgets tt the NFWA 
strikt at Delaoa. 
-We nre not boycecttnf A* 
jores an nach as thèse prsnV 
nets." Gonzaks saM. "Bow 
erer, ï Eng*" persista ai ssyV 
tog tant producta, «* wffl. 
iai>e*. an fronwtûr boycott avs> 
tematicaltT an «rery 
parmarket ni «ha dty 
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Cewr Chovei, lefi, président of the National Farm WorV- 
•ri Association, . a California group, jained Rudolph 
(Corky) Gonzales, Denver Spaniih-American leader, in 
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«ad tbt ttrenglh te malp 
Porter ta tas) 
place ta «oqcty^ Q 
fara workers' totafcr 
Wednesday aighL 
"We're aot content ta 
aVousMl ad km cent 
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s r Chaves, Deiano, CauX, 
more tea 4M peneos al a 
ta damer al te Colorado 
Building. MB W. 

Cherei ta pntidVîifT 
ration*! Fana Workers 
dation (WWA), wtûefc ■ la 
ntau» month of iti atrike agaînil 
* '"orna viaeyaid eperators 





appearaoca 

by te Cnsadt ■ jr 
Justice, as organaalka beadji 
by Rudoipn (Cofhy) Gmafat, 
ehairmaa «f Denvar Opportun. 
ity tta-merty Deavart War « 
Povcrty.lac.). ... 

STFJKE PREDICTpJD 
Tbe day ta fotaf ta comt' 
m"n «a fûtng ta «rite,? 



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1I.W JODÎ NtOTEST 

Oa Marc* » NFVA eym- 
pethisers begaa a Mtiftile trek 
t» Sacrameate, te ttala capital 
ta puhlicae Iheir disputa with 
fruit growers. Chaves aaid M.W 
people acre ta te protest group 
upoa arriral la Sacrameata. -•. 

As a remit of te atrike, Cha> 
va aaid bis union bat becs r» 
ceiYing support from tenral "î 
unions, aune of wbich bava coa> 
bibutad money. . ■> 

-Tbt 00. Chemical and 
Atonie Worken Interna lionaT" 
Union (headquartered ta Deo- 
ver) ta «ne «t tes* whkh bas 
been vary food ta m," be saiL 
•TThey bava ouietJy aeat oa \ 

(Anoter.conbîbutinf group 
bas been Hairy Bridges' PaeUÛ 
Northwest loogsharetnea, ba. . 



Ht eaOad te Cmsada far 
Justice aad "burin" — te • 
fer atrike, «nid 
ktsymbol «f te 
WFW A-te 1 1/ ilit al «s> 

"Wa flad that pi te final a» 
alyata te only peopta «b» fat 

thinp ara tese «bo fo sut, ktt 
te pamii 

strate," aaid Chaves, U, 
bai tigbt cbildrei «t 

Be dejcribed te atrike of*; 
grapa pkken and pacbara an à 
■noorioleot strika, bot aot a 
boneymaon atrike— bVt 
longer ihaa any 
■amdenrtaat'' 

Chaves aaM be aa mun l e r é â 
as asti-union attitude wherevar 
tafott ta te Delane araa. Twa 

far 



Chaves aaid ba ta ta te pro- 
of complétai; negotialjonfl 
witfa Scbentey Industries, lac, 
a Los Angeles finn deating ta 
Tarions wines and oter 
orages* ft IwiiWj ba 



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and te griev a n c a nrooaduraV 
wa waated.- he.eahi. 
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an obatactaa ta aadal ", 
justice and économie equality. 

Tnen wt most taka positiva 
action, and wben I sey positivp 
action I mena positiva acttam, 
Wa aeed leadership d evelop ad 
from te freat aatural rocoOrO' ' 
as of te grasa nota. 

"Wbea Ton bava poOtica] ro- 
sped, *w bava eouaUt* an m 
lot af taveta. You bava aothinf 
taft wben you bw 

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Chaves said tbert's aa «ay b> 

atetewntaa. 

Gonoks eaDed te NFWA* 

in "Tbft great movemeat sa 
agricultural worker 

*TP# a»st tata 
eammoa cause,* Gansâtes sakt 
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IICAK AMEP.ICAI- ?30PL.^ IN"™ £E SOUTHWES1 



At long last a large section of the American people has begun 
to reallze the extent and depth of the oppression of the Mexlcan Am- 
erican people In the Southwest. 

Thls réalisation -- a very much belated one — cornes as a dir- 
ect resuit of the drainât le démonstrations In récent montha by a large 
number among the 5 million persons of Mexlcan descent vrho llve in 
the flve south west states. 

It can be sald that a slzeable section of the Mexlcan Américain 
people are llterally on the march. ^t* 

In D^ano, Callfornla and In the Rio Grande Valley In Texas V : -> 
plckets p£>ade along backwoods roads and on the US-Mexlco border ln-* : 
the most widely supported agricultural labor strlke in the hlstory 
of our country. 

Démonstrations around the antl-poverty prosram liave 3haken 
Denver, Colorado, Los Angeles and the: San Francisco bay area. ' 

And in March In Albuquerque, New Mexico the dra:natic short walk 
by sone fifty prominent leaders of Mexlcan American organizations 
out of the conférence called by tha fédéral goverr.ment to discuss 
equajT' oppertunities, ha3 had lts réverbérations not only through- 
out the Mexlcan American cotrimunlties, but also in the White House. 

Prom ail indications thèse struggles represent the beglnning cf 
a new era in the llfe of the southwest. Stlmulated by the civil 
rights struggle in the nation, lnspired by the revolutlonary tradi- 
tion of their homeland., Mexico, and vfitnessing and supporting In 
an unpredented manner the herolc strlke of the raost oppressed of ail 
Mexican-Amerlcans, the farm workers, a new mood of struggle appeare m 
to hâve taken hold. ,. ■ 

In. thèse Btates where one slxth of the nation lives, ve find 
one out of every four poor persons In the United States according 
to Congre a sraan Henry Gonzalez of Texas. The poor, almost ail of 
thera Mexlcan Americans, the ongi-cannaii aaid "live in en enormous 
belt of poverty bcginnlng in east Texas, aweepine down through 
South Texa3 and Rio Grande Valley, and 3tretchlng west lnto New 
Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, and Southern Califofnia. " Approprlately 
enough lt has been described as ''a 'thousand miles of poverty." 

Struggle ls no stranger to the Mexlcan American people of_therr^ 
Southx/est. Hlstory is replète with nuraerous . fteroic, and ail too 



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often futile, atièmpts to bofir." i ;'.':.'.ï , le*:. And In thl3 lsrgely 

agrarlan area they hâve been subjscted to terror and Intimidation 

In the land i/hich w&s long part of the nation of tiielr fore- 

fathers — Mexlco—and where raany stlll seele the fulfllraent of the 

tenr.B of the Treat7 of Ouadalupe Hidalgo. 

But the présent day struggles dlffer from. former ones. 

Nowadays vldespread Bupport ls comlng frora the civil rlghts move- 

ment, sections of organlzed labor, the militant youth, and, an 

ever lncjaeaslng section of rellglous leaders , especlally the 

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Cathollc Church. It la no longer a relative ly simple matter for^ : 

the opprusors of the Mexlcan Amerlcans to eut lnto shreds at th«^ 

_first slfia of rébellion agalnst semi-colonial oppression. 

And young unafrald leaders, perhaps beat symbollzed by César 

Chavez of the grape strlke and Rudolph "Corky" Gonzalez who is 
leading the flght agalnst police brutality and the inequities of the 
antl-poverty progratn in Colorado ,, are comlng to the fore es new 
heroes of this oppressed people. 

In the course cf thèse struggles there are some indications 
that major handicaps of the past tnay be overcome. The prominent 
and outst^Jfcilng rôle of wcmen leaders in the grape strlke and in 
anîx poverty protests is beinG widely dlscussed among Mexican 
American women in the Southwest and glves hope that the largely 
latent pov/er of Mexlcan American women, relegated to the home for 
the most part, wlll be merged into the stream of struggle. 

Strlke publications such as El Malcrledo, publlshed In Spanl3h 
and Englleh éditions, has had an Immense increase in circulation 
among Spanish speaklng workers and glves rise to the possibllity 
of more publications In Sp*nl»h ta flll thla er«»t mad for 

communications in this language. 

Slgniflcantly thèse above tnenticned struggles, and raany more, 
hâve become the concern of virtually ail mass organlzations in the 
Spanlnh Pi»nklng «•■mniHin». Tin ■"« - ■» <■» •>r.i r .l *"*. h"*o tnf.fvaclicd On 
each other, helplng to galvanlze lnto action some of the most 
conservative ones. This has made the rôle of thèse orasni étions, 
and work withln them by ail forces, more important than ever 
before. 

The greater urbanlzation of the Mexlcan American population 
has brought with it increased polltical organization in 



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—.- — i "■.-': +"*"' *"r\ *»? t*i*» Po^.^^'.^' , *' , Association of Spanish 

Speaklng Organizatlons (PASSC-) lit Texas and the Nexican Aaerlcan 

Politicol Associations (MAPA) In Californie and Arizona. And thèse 

movetnents reflect increased, and Justifiable, demanda for pcitical 

représentation. The dominant polltlcal establishments hâve not 

reacted wlth sensitivity and understanding to thèse feelings. As 

a i-e suit the polltlcal organizatlons of the Mexlcan American peuple 

hâve become In roany Instances Increaslngly critical of thelr former 

ailles. * 

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Evenc Président Johnson, whose polltlcal allies in Texas haveafcr > 

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played a^nefarious rôle in respect to the Spanish Speaking peopla*- 

has begun to sing a nev klnd of tune as a resuit of the Albuquerqa» 

walkout. In a récent meeting vrlth four Mexlcan American polltlcal 

leaders Johnson lndlcated a greater receptivlty to thelr demanda 

than ever before. 

If the Callfornla prlmarle3 are a true indication of the rnood 
of the Spanish Speaking lt wlll take more than a few promises to 
once agaln corral the vetes of the Mexlcan Americans. The denand 
for représentation la a deep one, and the crltlclsm of the so-called 
libej?alït>fflce holders in some states is widespread. This was re- 
flected at the Callfornla poils. The Mexlcan Americans demand more 
polltlcal représentation such as was won In Crystal City. 

The new developments In the southwest présent a g r eat 
opportunité .r^id challenge to organized lator. Labôr's support for 
struggles such as the grape strlke are very welcome while endorse- 
aant of anglo candidates in predorainantly Mexlcan-Anerlcan areas 
by labop ls Justiflably présent éd. 

Probably more than ever before a coalition of the Mexlcan 
Americans, Negroes, organlzed labor and libéral ls a possiblllty. 
Vith the treaendoua overwhelailngly working class character of the 
Mexlcan AaerJcun pcople in the Southwest such a coalition vould ' 
surely be based In the wovking class. It could truly form an 
anti-monopoly coalition of Imposlng proportions. It could challene- 
the corporate structure whlch ail ton cuntf.Tot-.^iy rt'inirm^c im/ge 
Bections of the flve state area. 

Unfortunately lt cannot be said that our Party has thus far 
played a key rôle in ail of thèse developraents. It has played 
a modest one, and its contributions hâve been significant. Howeve 



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if the challenge of the Immédiat a future ia wo be met It will 
requlre much more. It mesns, w c ^.r.i£atïuiAlly, a coor— ,«t*i.. 
of our vorlf in the five state area on a regular baels wlth much 
neecied ejc change of expériences and information. 

Also the increasing opportunities to rally the larger 
community in support of the Mexican American demanda can represent 
an important llnk with more militant activists. And proposais 
for united action emanating from the Mexican American organisa- 
tions ahould find a ready response from Communlsts and others. 

Much 18 changlng in the course of thèse struggles. Pattera* 
of tho^pht are undergoing rapld transformations and the rôle ^^ 
CoTLHun$ets, and the C. P. can play ahould not be underestlmated^ 
As in much of the nation, the Southwest haa begun to move. Zt 
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AÛDHHSS TQ THE "STOP , *Ç WAR" R. .UVTSÏ h, lijb 

^Y ■ RUDOLPH "CORKY" GONZALES 
JISTTPGTIISHSD GUESTS, LADTES AND GENTLE^E\t 

UY TALK TODAY, IS A COLLECTION OF ;VY OWN PERSONAL EVALUATIONS AND 
HOlTCrerS. UY EXPRESSIONS FROÏI THÏS PLATFORW DO NOT REPRESEUT ANY PART1CDLAR 
iROUP, ORGANIZATÎON ÛR POLTTTCAL PARTY. 

HY FEELINGS AND EMOTIONS ARE AROUSED BY THB COMPLETE DISREGARD OF OUB 
TiESEïTT SOCIETY FOR THE RIGOTS, DIGNITY ATID LfVES OF MOT OfZLY PEOPLB 07 OTHER ; 
'AïîûîïS BUT OF ÛÛR OWN UNFôPtïïNâtE YôUKG «EN BHô DTE fôh An ÂBSTRAct CAUSÉ ïïf 
; WAH THAT CANNOT BE HONESTLY JTJSTIFÎBD BY ANY OF ODR PRESSKT LEADERS. 

PRESIDENT JOHSSON, CALLS THE OTnER STDE "THE AGGRESSOR'*, AND WB ABB XB 
'HEIR COUîyTRY. VICE- PRESIDENT HTJMPKREY, GUARAN7EES FROiî THGUSâNDS OF UaSS- 
.WAY, THAT THE BAGING OF HAIFHONG "DÎD SOT KTLL ONE CTVILIAN." 

_ THE AUER^AN PKOPLE ARB DAILY FACED Ï71TH NKHS THAT ATTBIPTS TO BRÛB- 
.'ASH THEM INTO APPROYTNG OF A WAR THAT CAN ONLY BRING SHAITC AND DISGRACE TO 
HE BOST PCWEHFUL NATION IN THE WORLD ALONG WTTH MTSERY AND DESTRUCTION TO A 
,"EAK AND HELPLESS PEOPLE. WOULD IT NOT RE :.:OHE NOBLE TO PORTRAY OUR GREAT 

Til I VI'DV A C * irTBfdllTTUDTniT lumTftU HtlTU miJO TTrt*rC<t«n TifnrumTrtiiP *-,» i TnTM^ » *fT\ 
• VUllilU *V»J A IXWAàl L L ftTl AU 11 I1H1 lUtf Vf lin 1 n O HUllCiOl IDlCilU lUllû UT hii/lHU AlYJJ 

JÎVISING THE WEAK RATHER THAN TO SE RECOGNIZED AS A M.ILITARY POWER AND HOSTILE 
JNFORCER OF OUR POLITICAL AIMS. 

BU>T' tdb jiifPDTr'Air DrnDTr 
muii à. lia niAumv/n^i rourLCt 

jOCTRINE IS NOT T* ISSUE IN VIET-NAM. IT IS NOT THE REAL ISSUE HERE AT HOUE 

HE REAL ISSUE A ECONOMICS. AT PRESENT THE ECONOMIC STABALIZATION 0F OUR 
"nTTKfruv Te ri»OBvriirwr ttctih thtt watj i» ïtit-kik tup dtttut rcc cthamt-tst t rmnc 

'VV11.»*»* .hW WWI UI1VU111 WtWJ* A 4JU unit .fc IV * IU1 imuâ . J UU ÀlUXlUilJUU 1 AllillIUXAA' uwiu<w 

)F WALL STREET ARE THE ONLY REAL RECIPIENTS OF THE TREMENDOUS PROFITS TO BE 
ODE BY THE CONDUCT 0? A WANTON, RUTHLES3 WAR. THE GREAT AND POWERFUL CORFOR 
:TTnM.<: wwn mwPTtm. dttp tntvtkthtiîk. wwn nnwrnriT. thh wtorp cthtmt.s nv Tire «win 

:ALULY PLAY A CHESS GAME TRADING THE LTVED OF INNOCENT AMERICAN BOYS, CONFUSE 
iND BEflLDERED VIETNAMEESB BEN, WOMEN. AND CRTLDREN FOR gRJSBfl DOLLARS THAÏ DO i 
«XT SHOW THE RED STAIN OF BLOOD, THE ANGUISH AND TORMENT OF GRISVINQ PARBBS^ 
:he GUILT FOR THE RAPE OF A WEAKER NATION. 

ECONOMICS ALSO PLAYS AN IMPORTANT ROLE ON THE ROULETTE WHEEL OF FATB 
?0R THOSE WHO BUST DIE REPRESENTING US ON THE BATTLE FROÎÏT. CHECK THB CASÏÏAL 
:IES, CHECK THE INJURED, CHECK OUT THE ENTIRE .TOMBER OF DRAFTED YOUNG MEN AND» 
:HEN COMPARE THE FINANCIAL STATUS OF THEIR D ARENTS AND CHECK THE ETHNIC BACK- 
UROUBD, CHECK TO SEE WHICH MINOPITIES ARE DYING FOR A CAUSE THEY CANNOT SES 
OR UNDERSTAND. THEN YOU WILL UNDERSTAND WHV ECONOMICS PLAYS A KAJOR ROLE IN 
7HIS AND ANY WAR. THE POOP , THE MINORITTES, WHO FACE A LIFE OF DISCRIMINATION 



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BIGOTRY AND FUTILITY HERE AT HOUE AHE THE PAWKS TO BE SACRIFICE» FOR 
THE GREED AND PROFIT OF WALL STREET. 

THE WAR IN VIET-KAII IS COSTING APPROniIATELÏ *>+00,0OO,0O0.00 A WEEK 
AND 10 BILLION A YEAR. WHO REAPS THE PR0FITS7 IF IN E5SENCB WE ARE 
SHARING IN THIS PROSPERITY BY OUH OWN PERSONAL GOOD LIFE, THEN WE ARE 
PROSFERING AT THE EXPENSE OF THE BLOOD AHD BONES OF FELLOW HUMAfl BEINGS. 
IF ODR OWN ECONOUIC GAIN MUST BE EARNED BY SUCE A 'GRISLY TRADE, THEN WE 
ARE TRULY A VERY SICK SOCIETY. 

I HATE INVOLVED MYSELF IN THE CIVIL RIGHTS STRUGGLE FOR EQUAL RIGHTS 
HERE AT HOlfï, BOT THOSE RIGHTS ARE UEANINGLESS IF THES ARE EVER ATttfMD 
WITHOOT IRTŒLSCTUAL AND MEANINGFUL RESPONSIBILITY TO SPEAZ OUT AND^AÏB 
•PART IN THeIsTRUGGLE FOR SDRVTVAL FOR ENTIRE NATIONS, OUR OWÏT MCTUlÉD. 
ESCALATION OF THE WAR MEANS TOTAL WAR AND COMPLETE DISINTEGRATI-ON. PRO- 

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LONGMENT OP TKE WAR MEANS ISOLATION OF THE MOST POWERFOL MILITARY CODNTKli 
IN THE WORLD. FROWNED ON AND HATED BY MILLIONS OF PEUPLE ON ALL THE CON- 
TINENTS OF THIS PLANET. 

PEACE IS DIGNITY . THE TRUE GENTLEMAN OF THE SPORTS WORLD IS THE MAN 
WHO HAS THE COURAGE AND THE CHARITY NOT TO FINISH OFF A LESSER OPPONENT 
WHEN HE HAS HIM ON THE ROPES. 

AS ONE 1UM MENTIONED TO ME, YOU CAN STOP THE WAR BY REVERSING THE 
DRAFT LAWS^SEND THE SONS OF THE FICH AND THE MIDDLE CLASS FIRST AND 
YOU WILL WTTNESS A SCREECHING HALT. I CAN SEE IT NOW, ALL THE MAJOR 
CORPORATION OWNERS FORMING A LOBBY TO PASS THROOGH A BILL TO STOP THE 
WAR OR MORE NATDRALLY TO REVERSE THE PROCEDURES BACK TO THE NORMAL OF 
DRAFTING THB POOR AND DEFERRING THOSE WHO CAN AFFORD TO GO TO COLLEGE. 

PEUPLE OF GOOD FAITH MUST EVALUATE MORE THOROUGHLY THB STATEMENTS 
MADE ABOOT THIS WAR, BY ODR LEADERS. THEY MUST SORT THROUGH THE BRAIH- 
WASHING, SLANTED REPORTING BY A MASS MEDIA FINANCED AND CONTROLLED BT ' 
TES HIGH PRESSURE PUBLIC RELATIONS OF BIG BUSINESS. THEY MUST WEIG# 
THE DIFFERENCE BETWEHÎ MONEY, FALSE PROSPERITY AND £OVE,, LIFE AND 
BROJJEBJSOJi. I PRAY THEIR DBCISSION WILL BE JÏÏST AND HUMANE. , 

LONG LIVE JUSTICE **VIVA LA JUSTICIA. 

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Appointée arrested 6/29/66 by Prlvate Security Guards 
employed by the Di Giorgio Corporation, Borrego Springs, 
Californie, on a charge of trespassing. Appointée 
found guilty following jury trial and sentenced to pay 
a $500 fine wlth $250 suspended and placed on prcbatlon 
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Diego County Jail on June 30, 1966, on a charge of 
trespassing. The appointée posted $110 bail, which was 
forwarded to the Ramona, Californie, Justice Court and 
the appointée was released on June 30, 1966, to appear 
in Ramona Justice Court on July 7, 1966. 3*fcat «*«coi࣠
-fwartHÉr reflects that the appointée and ten other persons 
were arrested on June 29, 1966, by a Priva te Patrolman 
actlng as security patrol for the Di Giorgio Corporation, 
Borrego Springs, Californie. The Private Patrolman then 
telephoned the Sheriff's Office end requested assistance 
in havlng thèse individuels trensported to Jail. At the 
time the appointée was booked Into the San Diego County 
Jail, he llsted his address es 1221 Kenslngton Street, 
,Delano, Cellfornia. The record does not conta In the 
final disposition of this case. 



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that on July 7, 1966, the appointée a ne 
;en other défendants appeared in court charged with two 
couhts of trespassing. Ail défendants entered pleaa of 
not guilty and demanded a trial by Jury. The Jury trial 
atarted July 26, 1966, and ended August 3. i960, At 
the completion of the trial, the appointée and two other 
défendants were found guilty. 

On Septeraber 7 , 1966, on count one, the 
appointée was sentenced to pay a $500 fine plus a $26 
penalty asaessraent with $250 suspended and placed on 
probation for two years with the provision he not 
violate any trespass lawa in the State of Californie. 
On count two, the appointée was fined $250, plus a $26 
penalty assessment with a stay of exécution granted 
until count one is satlsfied and legally final at which 
time t«£e stay of exécution on count two will be permanent, 
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Union", a dally newspaper published at San Diego, 
Callfornia, contained an article which states in part 
as follows: "Eight farm laborers , two clergymen, and 
a la bor union officiai were released from the San Diego 



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The men had been arreated Wednesday night 
in Borrego Valley by securlty guards employed by the 
Di Giorgio Corporation. They were turned over to 
Shérif f s Deputies in Borrego Sprlngs and brought to 
the County Jall.. 



Arrested and charged were CESAR CHAVEZ, 
39, Delano, Dlreetor of the National Farm Workers 
Association; the Révérend VICTOR SALANDINI, Escondldo, 
3 Catholic priest, and the Révérend WAYNE HARTMIRE, 
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Two who had been arrested on auapiclon of trespasslng 
were releaaed without belng cherged becauae they are Juvenllelv " 

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Di Giorgio 1 a Borrego Valley Vineyerds where the farm haa 
500 acres of grapes. 



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CHAVEZ said after hls release yesterday the 
men were going on the property to plck up personal 
property. 

CHAVEZ' organizatlon haa been protest lng a 
collective bargainlng élection held last Frlday in 
Borrego Springs and Delano. The élection was won by the 
Teamsters Union whlch was named to represent the workers 
In collective bargainlng, 

The National Ferm Workera Union, a candidate to 
represent the workers, haa aince clalmed the élection was 
not properly conducted." 

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MYER said that CHAVEZ' s group had induced workers j 

to walk off their jobs picking grapes. He said the | 

company tried to pay the workers who walked off, but they j 

refused to go to the office. j 

They were told they had been discharged and 
could plck up thelr eheeks yesterday. MYER said- 

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propej^y and were stopped by a private officer who made » 

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The July 30, 1966, Issue of the "San Diego 
EvenVïfi Tribune", a daily newspeper publiahed at 
San Diego, Californie, contained an article datelined 
Ramofc, Californie, which states in part as follows: 

"The Di Giorgio Corporation trespass trial 
was recessed until Tueaday yesterday after the state 

resieu n.a i;<iac eriu une umense puu i/unn i/n«vw., 

key défendant, on the witnesB stand. 

CHAVEZ, Director of the National Farm Workers 
Association, a union, admitted in cross-examination by 
GIL SMITH, Deputy District Attorney, that he had gone on 
to DiGiorgio's Borrego Springs Vineyards last June 29- 
He said he dld so knowing the property was posted and 
after being told by a Di Giorgio supervisor and a 
Deputy Shérif f he would be trespass ing. 

, "I felt I had an obligation as a union leader," 
sald \£ke one-time field worker. "I felt the men had a 
righljto invite me to accorapany them even if we had to 
testfxhe right in court." 

CHAVEZ had testified earlier that eight grape 
pickers who had walked off the Job in a strike by the 
NFWA Union had asked hira to go back onto the property with 
them to get pay checks and beiongings." 

The September 7, 1966, édition of the"San Diego 
Evenlng Tribune" contained an article datelined Ramona, 
Californie, which states in part as follows "A labor leader, 
a Catholic priest, and a Protestant minister were flned 
$500 each today for trespassing on vineyards of the 
Di Giorgio Corporation in Borrego Springs. 

They were convicted by a Jury hère on August 
3. They were arrested June 29 for trespassing on the 
property in a dispute between a farm workers union and 
Di Giorgio. 

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Sentenced was CESAR CHAVEZ , Director of the 
tenir Workers Organlzlng Commlttee; th e Révérend 
Eacond ldo, pries t , a nd the^ Révérend 
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The sentences were lmposed by Justice Court 
Judge WILL L« STALNAKER. He earller denled motions 
for a new trial made by WILLIAM F. GAVTN , Défense 
Attorney. Pather SALANDINI was the only défendant présent. 
GAVTN told the court that CHAVEZ was In Texas on union 
business and the Révérend Mr. HARTMIRE was In Northern 
Californie. 

The $500 fines were lmposed for the flrst 
of two trespasslng counts on whlch the trio was found 
gullty. STALNAKER suspended $250 of each fine and placed 
the défendants on two years probation. Terms of probatlon 
are that they not violate trespass laws wlthin the 
probation perlod. 

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f GAVTN paid the fines and a state assessment 
of^26.00 against each défendant. 

On the second count, STALNAKER lmposed fines 
of $250.00 each, but ordered that exécution stayed until 
ail terms of the flrst count are met. He said the stay 
of exécution would then be made permanent on the second 
count." 



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ïyised IC~J0hn R. BAKER the records of 

their respective agencies contain no information identifiable 
with the appointée. 

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CESAR ESTRADA CHAVEZ , 

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REFERENCES: Euairtel to WFO 9/15/66. 
Buairtel to VFO 9/16/66. 
LAairtel to Bureau dated 9/17/66. 
LA télétypes (2) to the Bureau 9/20/66. 
Buairtel to 'JFO dated 9/26/66. 
Bureau télétype to LA dated 9/26/66. 
Bureau radiogram to LA 9/26/66. 
Bureau radiogram to LA 9/27/66. 



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„ ory Labor of .the Committee on Labor and Public 
Welfare, United States Senate, 89th Congre s 9^ which contains 
a statement by CESAR OUVEZ («e pages 361 -367). 



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ADMINISTRATIVE DATA: 

This report is npt complète and contains only the 
[i results of inquiries conducted prioï'to a discontinuance of 
the investigation. 

$CU.-t files reviewed on 9/20/66, by IC HOWARD SCOTT 
M iYN ÛID ifontain the following références to CESAR CHAVEZ; 

National Guardian, November 13, 1965, 
page 5 - CESAR CHAVEZ, Leader of the Farr. Workers 
Association described the fWA as "both ar industrial 
union and a movement that worV s with the spirit of 
Zapata and the tactics of MARTIN LUTHER KING." 

Teooles World, September 3, 1960, 
page 3 - reported that CESAR CHAVEZ vas one of 
those who met with Governor EDMUND BROWN to 
for» a coimnittee to keep the Governor 's office : 
in close touch with the problems of the Mexican- 
American Coirjnunity. 

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fumished the folloving information concerning CESAR CHAVEZ^ 
who he knovs to be the Président of National Farm Workers 
Association (NFWA), Delano, California. 



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he vas not overly impressed vith CHAVEZ and felt that perhaps 
CHAVEZ had a great deal of assistance in achieving the many 
labor goals his NFWA has achieved. 

advised ail of the background 
mater ial he has learned about CHAVEZ has corne to him second 
hand. He stated the individuel vho has qui te an extensive 
record of nevspaper clippings from "The People's Daily World", 
"The National Guardian", and the publication put out by The 
Student Non-Violient Coordinating Committee is JAMES WCOLSEY, 
Vice Président Schenley Industries, San Francisco, California. 
WOOLSET also is reported to hâve obtained other background 
information on CHAVEZ and the NFWA. 




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the farm labor ers in this area. ^ B felt that 

some of the assistants of CHAVEZ were, in his opinion, people 
who might be affiliated vith the Communist Party or part of 
the "nev left." 



idvised that the NFWA obtained an 

Office of Economie Opportunity grant in the amount of $260,000 
for an anti-poverty program. This grant vas handled by WENDT 



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vho at the time the grant vas issued worked in the 
ffice of Governor PAI BROWN of Callfornia . Later she be- 
came very _açtive In assisting CHAVEZ In the NFWA. It is 

^ under standing that GOEPEL vas invited 
as a d elegate to the communist conférence in Helsinki, Fil 

P could not recall the date of this conférence or "tî 
détails where this Information came from. 

advised ancther associate of 
CHAVEZ is one iULH^ALDEZ, who at one time vas the Director 
of the MIME Theatèr Group at the Golden Gâte Park in the 
San Francisco area. This group vas banned from the park 
be cause of the obscène type plays they put on. VA1DEZ is 
the director of the TeatroCampasin^vhich vas the farm workers 
theater for the NFWA. M Jjnder stands that 

VALDEZ vas reportedly a participant in one and probably two 
trips to Cuba vhich were sponsored by the Progressive Labor 
Party. 

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by the NFWAïi^ome of their démonstrations were Cur lady 
of Guadalupe and a flagîfhich consisted of a red background 
wlth a black eagle. ^ § is of the understanding that 
this flag was the symbol used by the Trotskyites in Mexico. 




.tting In on thèse hearings he questioned CHAVEZ 
.concernlng one free-lance photograph er . first name unknown 
-)(RICHARDS. J^Hdvised he bel levés the HCUA files list 
*thTs RICHARDS as a photographer for "The People* s World", 
the Commun! st Party publication of the west coast. CHAVEZ 
admitted that RICHARDS had done some work for the NFWA on 
a free-lance photographer bas! s. 

recalled an instance when the 
picture RICHARDS had taken appeared in "The People 's World" 
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advised that he has seen various 
newspaper clippings which he believes Mr. WOOLSEY would hâve 
showing where CHAVEZ has appeared as a speaker at the De 
Bois Society in California. 

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tne NrwA in uaiirorniâ and due tô tfteîr âëëmlngiy eOnSHuniat 
or far left association, he felt that àny appointment by the 
Fédéral Government to CHAVEZ would do much in aiding communist 
factions in_the countries of South America. Based on this, 



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CHAVEZ to any position of trust and confidence in the Fédéral 
Government and that if he received any appointment of any 
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The following investigation was conducted by 
SA JAMES^H. DILLON at Washington, D. C. 

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advised that baseaonwîat^ïe 
îas iearned second hand concerna ng CESAR CHAVEZ, Président 
of the National Farm Workers Association, 




not teei that he could recommend CHAVEZ to any appointment 
of trust and confidence in the Fédéral Government based 
on the appointée' s extrême labor activitîes and close 
association vith the "new left" in the California area. 

On ^eptember 23, 196 6 

m advised he does not :-:now the 
appointe^ personally but based on what he has heard con- 
cerninR /he appointée* s labor practices and reported polltical 
belief^fhe would be absolutely shocked at any appoint ment 
of trus t and confidence the appointée might receive. 

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office has recel ved a number of telegrams protest ing any 
Fédéral appointaient for the appointée, CESAR CHAVEZ. He 
stated tfet thèse telegrams claim that the appointée is a 
"leftist'and revolurtionist as well as a person vho has 
affiliated himself vith the -J. E. B. DuBois Club, the 
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He stated that their office made inquiry at the 
■Alite House to ascertain what position for which the appointée 
vas being considered. He stated that they were told that the 
appointée was being considered as one of the invitées to a 
proposed conférence to be held at the «Jhite House concerning 
the roll and problems of the Mexican.— Americans in the U. S» 



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the appoijtetr-wisthat he is a labor leader who is considerad 
in many cfircles a radical and a person who believes in the 
approactf^to the labor movement from the extrême Left. He 
stated that the appointée is definitely a very controversial 
figure but that he could not be more spécifie in any con- 
plaints against him. 




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September 26, 1966. fl ^furnished an undated report 
of an investigation conducted by a coiranittee of the législa- 
ture of the State o f Calif ornia concerning the "Delano 
area," M ^stated that they had received it from a 

source he could not recall in the State 1 s législature for 
their use. He stated that he assumed that the investigation 
vas done in the last year or two„ He stated that he did not 
know what coimnittee in the législature of the State of Calif - 
ornia conducted the above inquiry. He suggested that possibly 
Calif ornia* s State Senator VERN STURGON, whose address is. 
Box 186 Paso Robles, Calif ornia and State Senator HOV^RD VAY, 
whose address is Eox 724, Exeter, Cal if ornia, would be in a 
pos ition to furnish inf ornia. t ion concerning the appointes» 

^stated that he felt certain that they would know 
of the existence of the above nentioned report and would 
.possibly know what cocunit tee conducte d this investigation in 
'the State of California^ ^aguested that the 
ident&ty of hiniself and^| Rbe concealed 

during any interviews conducted with the above individuals» 



Stated that he uOeS not know thê appointée 



well himselfand that the appointée has a réputation of being 
extremely radical and a controversial labor figure in Calif ornia, 
He stated that numerous charges hâve been made against the 
appointée in référence to his affiliation with Communist 
Front organisations » He stated that based on his knowledge 
of the appointée he would not recommend hin: for any type 
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l IC HUCH L. KNIGHT caused ascàrch to be raie of the 
files of the. Central Office, Immigration and Naturalization 
Service, and vas advised on September 22, 1966, that no 
identifiable record could be located for CESAR ESTRADA CH.'tVEZ 
born Yuma, Arizona, 1927. 

IC T. STANLEY IURRELL caused a search to be made of 
the files of the U. S. Secret Service, Department of the 
Treasury, and vas advised on September 22, 1966, that no 
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Reports in West Coast nev.spapers at wce'Vs tnJ th 

César Chavei, Icadsr o/ Lhe cclcbrated 

grape ptekcrs" striko, was being ïcrerncd , 
for a high Washington jab met v.-Uh pat- : ,. 
ilement hère. One Administration officiai 
said Chavcz's namc had corne vp as one o( ■■- -•« 
scierai prominent Urexican-Arr.crkatis, but 
thaï no prcîidential appointaient vas iu 
prospect. An AFL-CIO executiie suggestcd , 
an cxplanation: The reports were b^Lng 
spread by Lhe Tear.îsters, Chavei's rival in ^ 
organiïîng California farm worken, ai a ''"* v v 

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concèdes that tbe losws in the 1905 barres* year wer* due to a «bortage of 
adéquate labor. The Board feela that unies» tbere ia an additlonal supuly of 
•upplemenUl labor at the right Unie, tbere wiil be a répétition of the dla- 
astroua losaea la the asparagus barvest tbla year, Tbl» loss, of courue', will 
be renected lu a crUlcal shortage of white aaiwriigus in the forelgn export 
market 

Aller csreful considération, tbe Board of Directors, repreeentlng the aspara- 
gus Industry in the State of California, agreed that they would uot initially 
kolicit the help of the State Départaient of Employaient and the Fédéral 
GoTernment In the recruitment of labor for the asparagus harrest; it *u 
proven to ail growers last year that the quality of the help recruited by thèse 
agendas prored to be inadéquate. The growera hare lndlcated they wlll 
ioitiaUr utilise priva te recruitinent agencies to acour the country to obtain the 
type a( labor that can adequately harrest the crop economlcally. The growers 
réalise that they will be in coin peti don wlth other producing vegetable cropa 
in California and will hâve to pay wagea on a pièce rate Incentive acale that 
will f&ronibly compete with thèse areas aud wlll attrait and bold workers au 
long «Spossible. They recognixe that In tbe late sprlng, opon conversion from 
gruea^spuragus to white asparagus, pièce rates must be compétitive and 
uigher than those paid in other cropa In order to hold the worker. 
[an hiatorical fact that when conversion from green to white aaparagua 
ace, diere la a shortage of domeatic labor. Waenever thla occurs In 
be growers wlll need supplemental labor at th« rlak of loaing production 
of thousanda of acre* of asparagus. 

The growera do not intend to adhère to any minimum wage In 1060 harveat- 
ing of asparagus, bnt they do Intend to offer plecework rates that wlll attract 
the ma a interested in working hard and earnlng a good wage. In the event 
that supplemental help ia neeessary, and it la an hiatorical fact that it wlll be, 
tbe growera will be able to fumish the U.S. Department of Labor wlth tacts 
and figures ahowing the wages paid and the rate of earnings on a piecework 
basis to be far above those that the 1965 wage aurvey indicated. It la the 
feeling of the growers that when this Information is made avallable, the 
Sécréta ry will not refuse to certify the need for supplemental labor to save 
the asparagus industry in California. Our growers feel that tbe Imposition 
of criteria upon the growers in ICKH and 1965 is responsible for the réduction 
In acreage in this industry from 58,1 SI acres in 1964 to 46,865 acres from the 
crop year 1906. 

The responsable agencles wbile attempting to manipulate our lndustrial 
affaira, from a layman staodpoiut, bave not only crippled the asparagus In- 
dustry in California, but hâve aiso severely impatred our international foreign 
market relationship wbich our govemment hal labored ao strongly to pré- 
serve, maintain and improve. 

Bealiaing thèse facta, the asparagus industry feela that it eau no longer do 
business on the basls of jjie criteria issued by the Secretary of Labor. The 
Californie, Aaparagua Growers' Associatlon'a Board of Directors are of the 
opinion that Sënate Bill 1S6T will not solve ita harvesting problems. 

The California Asparagus Growers' Association Ls opposed to Senate Bill 
1867. 

Senator Williams. We Lad to adjourn this noon for lmîcli before 
hearinç frora Mr. César Cliavez. He was a morning witness. If 
Mr. Chavez would come forward now, we apologize for delaying you, 
sir. 

You're wearing a but ton. Someone's up for réélection or élection ? 

STAIEHEIIT OF CESAE CHAVEZ, GENERAL DIBECTOR, KATIONAI 
FAEMWORKESS ASSOCIATION 

Mi^Chavez. This is a "Huelga" button. Senator Williams, Sen- 
ator Murphy, Congressman Hagen, we ara meeting, once again, to 
discuss the problems of the farmworker and what might be done to 
correct thèse problems. Such meetings hâve been called for décades, 
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them. Tlie Mme labor camps which. were \\œd .10 years ago at the 
time of the La Follette committee hearings are still houiing' our 
workers. The saine exploitation of child labor, the same idea that 
farmworkers are :i différent brwd of people — humble, huppy, built 
close to the ground — still prevails. 

The Xegro problem vas the siune way. People taiked abouL it, 
'- people studied it for many years. I am sure that some very sincère 
, people really worried about it. But nobody in the State capitals or 
ffi OUt Nations Capital did anything about it until one woman. Rasa 
Parlai walked to the front of the bus and touched off a révolution. 
Theit«ien and women began freedom rides, and thousands of stu- 
dents came to help, and many people were needlessly maimed nnd 
slau g h te red, "ÏVhat I am hoping is that we, tlie farmirorkers, wilï 
not IBe to go that far in oraer to prove that we are tired of occu- 
patioflU discrimination and that we are ready for our freedont. I 
fiopajhat. you gentlemen hear this message loud and clear, and that 
youJpU not forget, misinterpret, or try to ignore it. 

îat the farmworkers in our country are asking for is equality. 
I believe that ail Ainericans should want this for every American — 
equality, the opportunity to enrn a living wage, and not eharity. But 

"i»»*i. nu? xiu|jpc-iirTii iaj tue laitue ui^vi is veij B^i'aug^. ne uautuijr 

gets spécial attention to attack the symptoms of his jwwrty. But he 
never geis anything that irill destroy the roots of his povertv. For 
example, when Senator Williams introduced his package of bills some 
6 years ago, the bills that authorized spécial health and welfare 
programs for farmworkers were picked out and passed, The migrant 
health act, the bills incorporated into title Ill-b of the Economie 
Opportunities Act * * • thèse bills give spécial service? to farm- 
workers. 

But none of his bills winch would give equal righrs tu farm- 
workers hâve been passed. I ;im referring to the minimum wage 
bill, S. 1864; the collective bargaining bill* S. 1S6G and the bill to 
abolish child labor, S. 1865. AU that thèse bills do is to sa y that peo- 
ple who work on farms should hâve tlie same huraan rights as people 
who wojfc in construction crews, or in fnctories. or in offices. Ail 
thèse bilîs do is to overcome tlie farm lobby that Franklin Delano 
Roosevelt's administration wns subjected to in the thirties which 
forced them to décide that farmwork and farmworkers were some- 
how différent from everyone else. I hope everylxxlv lierè* today 
agTees that a man who work.- on a farm is made just like a factory 
worker, that his rhildren like to eat just as much a* a factory 
worker's. and that his wife does not like to live in a substandard 
iiOUSê. i»êu, îi iftrmworiters are equâi, ûien tney dë«Tvé thê sa ma 
protection of the law that otlier men enjoy, and the "Williams bills 
which confer thîs equality must lie passed. I do not believe that 
another advisory committee will help the farmworkers and I am com- 

Ïletely opposed to the Government subsidizing recruitment programs 
or fftrtffrorkera. 

The whole System of occupational discrimination must l»e killed 

just like the discrimination against people of color is being challenged 

m Washington. This, and nothing more, is ^hat farniworkers want. 

The rignt to secure a décent minimum waga should U* nhrimis. 

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t a hï 3 ^î a^ïoTSSJ? th / Stn \ e ', he ™ ked S'momh.-'of 
uge farm^Uv K," "M^l r * lus ^W™ worked too. This aver- 
tie rancher^sT^nThVs n '£ **$ ^^ *' lne attme P rices ' that 
ture, to lire „£ «K ave h 5 een wlTll *S to lose thèse cars, f urS- 

their jdft. I do no?£w?^ t nght î° ™ to for «présentation on 
to voi on who w D S SrSnUhem^f ïl leah ^ d >v (renied the ri S ht 
in tU^tion'sSniSf ^nl/~ ^, r ^V* the statahousa, or 

Negrol^done Jo 3ev « X^^h* ° Ur W ° rk ^ kn ° w>hat the 
to vot^Eieving that lh e ; e t a JSli  y *" WOrku * for th ° ^t 

those empïovers who nS d th/J^Î \n ' £** ^ a strika a^^st 
eral W which protect of hîr ï? ' kno *fe V6r T w ^ that the Fed- 

and the m o 5 t imwîiX r^Z £ ^ 1DSt "* S ' nce the strike ^S*"- 
ment of strikeEe^ b *r>K sthecon ^^t and «pensive r^ruit- 

Uçhad to my Lten^tTo^tht wiYhlnaf f """"«W»* »d at- 

Senator WnJiS ^à dolhL VT & * h °!«°Pi«< ^re . B 
Mr. Chavb. Of ^niitlnff «î ^tt ^ h ' f dlvldual i""dent S ? 
most cases. TbW re^ÏÏ^ ?f stnkebreakers from out of State in 
and SchenleVÏÏd nîriïï ' ^^ bj the KGio^io Fruit Corp 

orSÏÏSaTSïïfff A ' ld Wh ° ^ th6SC SUtem6nts ^-- «» trike» 

•tr^Srj^^^S™^» Wh ° "^ ^ toW that - 
know anythinff about ?L ^Vl l-î ^ 6y were ^""ted, and didn't 

«ave us thèse statements? * tft ^ picket line an <* 

.«^îaSSiÏÏSS Sî?rf SBÎÏÏeSf ^k^ I " dUStr y ^P" ^ 
and the recruitment One S?^' 6 *" ^l 08 the ^davita 
in Los Ang*]^ yi^î^S.f^.îf^^^^^ 7> was "«"ited 

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Senator Williams. A» thèse skilled workers you te talking aboutf 
Uid rJiese men hâve expérience in lurvesting grapes* 

Mr. Chavez. Thèse men hâve worked in tîle Coachella Valley in 
the snme opération that thev were brought to in Delano. That's 
pruning. And so they're had some expérience in the type of work. 

isenator^McwiiT. May I ask him & question at thia point, Mr. 

Mr. Chavez, I'm advised it's a violation of the Califomia State Law 
to recruit labor and to bring them into a job where there is a strike 
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Now, is it the case that thèse people were recruited and brought in 
as replacements without being told that there vas a strike, because 
if thefcwas the case, that's a violation of Califomia lawf 

MifHATxz. That's correct. We know that Califomia Labor Code 
LawBntes that a worker should. not be recruited to a strike zone unie™ 
en warned that a strike is in progress. 

_ _ . , what happened in ail thèse cases, and the afBdavits bear thia 
out, is that they were not told that a strike was in progress. When 
we had this information, we've been turning the information in to 
the labor commissioner's office. We did this in an earlier strike that 
we had there in Deîano or in McKarland, 7 miles south of Delano. 

The State labor commissioner's office out at Delano did what I 
thought iras a beautiful job of documenting a case where one employer 
lent ail of his crew to that employer that was on strike. We went 
before the district attorney in Kern County 

SenLîtQr MmSF"''' TVin Inhnr /inmTniceïnnnF rlirl 1 

Mr. Choyez. The labor commissioner documented. investigated, 
and provided the documentation. 

I went with the agent of the labor commissioner's office, to the 
district attorney m Kern County, and he refused to accept that 
information and refused to issue a citation. 

Now, this was the case where one company provided al) of îts crevé 
to break a strike that was in progress without telling the workers that 
we were on strike. Xow, in the case of tlie grape strike, it's been over 
andovet,and we've gotten statements. we've called the Ubor commis- 
sioners office ui Fresno many, many times to corne to Delano, and we 

n^firirla flirt A tKÂnrrZte, A«J il...- „„ „_ „ __ .; A # , -r m T n ,» T ,, 

F' u " i ; r " ,c «»«i»iwi «uu uicn «e s»v quue xra.tuCiy, -n »at s ine UPé 
of takmg the affidavits and going thrbugh the motions and deing the 
work when we knovr that the district attorney is not going to take our 
case?" 

Senator MtmPHr. Mr. Chairman, I sugcest that through some mé- 
dium we ask why the district attomev did not take this ca.sc. and if 
the f acte are as Mr. Chavez stated, I tnink it certainly should be madë 
public and brought to the attention of the Governor. 

Senator Williams. I certainly would agrée with that. 

Congressman Haoen. At this point in your testimony, César, I 
Uunkpronjnay hav« proved some things by your testimony you dont 
ïiuen u u»provê. rrould you say thèse woriers were of avéra» sfciii 
or below average or above average ! 

Mr. Cbavtz. The workers that were brought in from Calexico are 
workers who bave some skills to some degree more in one opération 
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Congressman Haqex, That would include Agiular and Susoeff, is 
thatright? 

Mr. Ciiavez. Particularly Agiular. 

Congressman Hagex. Now, 1 hâve hère a copy of the Valley Labor 
Citizen, which was pnblished in Fresno, and has thèse same iwo stubs, 

ÎJow,thisstory — and I think it was repeated in your publication El 
Malcriado^—refers to one of thèse déductions as insurance, I believe, 

Noit I ùnderstand that this Agiular, for example, his déduction of 
$40.64 1b for board, $2.50 a day. In other words, you say he only 
netted963, but he was receiving board. I don't know the quality of iL 
So this particular stub has been misrepresented. 

îTaŒiif you'll average out Agiular's pay, he made $1.76 an hour, and 
I donStlimk you're intending to prove that. Now, if you'll average 
out MBoeff's pay, and I assume the déduction from bjm is also for 
boar^f he made $1.97 an hour. 

_», in this same issue of the Valley Labor Citizen, there's a story 
about a machiuist getting a new contract in the Fresno area, and the 
beginning wage rate is $1.90 an hour. And Mr. Susoeff made more 
than the machinisrs got beginning under their new contract. And l'm 
curious about thèse stubs because theyVe been grossly misrepresented, 
and I don't think you intentionally would do that. 

Mr. Chavez. I did not submit the stubs to show that they were not 
getting a lot of money. I presented the stubs to show the extent of 
the attempts to break up the strike in Delano. 

As you recall, before the strike the workers were getting only an 
average of Si. 15 per hour, and this shows -way up, way more than thrf 
workers hâve been getting, were getting before the strike. So it 
proves very conclusively that the growers can afford to pay a lot more 
money than they claim they can when the strike situation présents 
itself. 

Congressman Hage>\ Well, you've used thèse stubs in a context 
other than your testimony hère today to show how low a net a worker 
gets. >Tow, actually thèse siubs demonstrate that one man averaged 
$1.76 an hour and the other averaged $1.9" an hour. Xow, you don't 
wantto engage in that kind of misrepresentation, l'm suie. 

Mr. Chavez. I"m .^ure that l'm not trying to nûsrepresent the pay 
slips. What l'm trying to show is the wage différence because of a 
strike in Delano, and also the importation of strikebreakers in this 
case, and what Schenley Industries hâve been doing in order.to break 
the strike. 

Congressman Hagex. I don't want to argue with you, but you men- 
tioned the fact that this guy only made $5 in 2 days' work, or some- 
thing, or something low. Well, in fact, he made a lot more than that. 
He averaged $1.97 an hour. And so you're misrepresenting the stub. 
That 's my whole point, and I think we should be fact u al and truth- 
ful in dealing with theâe things. 

Senator Williams. What are the déductions for that are shownl 
Thèse f orms are loaded with initiais. 

Congressman Hagzx. There's & code down hère. But it shows this 
$40.64 item if you read that, as insurance of some kind, but actually 
it's at $2.50 a day. But this stub has been publicized ail over the State 
of Califomia as representing the low net that a formworker gets. 




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And actually if voull avemge it out, and I*m sure my figures are 
correct 

Mr. Chavzz. It's a lot more if you figure $2.50 a doy, 7 days' work, 
wouldnor be$40; wouldn'tbe$40. 

Congressman Haoen. Well, you divide $2.50 into $40, 1 don't know 

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But that's part of the problem we hâve in trying to deal with this 
problem of fann labor, ail the misrepresent&tions that are made, the 
truth gets lest in lies. Or maybe not délibérât* lies, but glossing over 
the tru« facts. And if you wunt the Congreas to act sensibly on thÏ3 
deal, yaarre got to be factual. And this is not an emotional issue. 
This is a matter of économies. 

Mr. C&avzz. I think that if you examined the pay stubs closely, 

{•ou'll find that the déductions that are listed in your colurans to the 
ef t do not agrée with the total déductions made. 

CongnÉsman Haobx. Well, there are some déductions there for 
social saRrity. I understand this $40.64 includes an item of 3 cents 
for maAes, or something like this. But thèse are services that were 
furnisHB, I mean, the worker bv the grower. And I assume board 
is a valuable service, I mean, we aïï hâve to eftt, 

Mr. Chavez. But still the total déductions at the end do not repre- 
sent — and we've ne ver been able to find out what thèse déductions 
were. And even if you consider the net pay, if you consider the net 
pay, you stiil hâve to consider — or the gross pay, you hâve to consider 
that the amount dedueted, total amount, does not appear nnywhere. 
The worker has no idea why his money is deducted, m fact, no idea 
that he actuaily esrned his money. 

Congressman Hagen. Well, I'm not trying to argue with you. I 
saw this article in the Valley Labor Citizen, so I asked the Schenley 
people. $40 for insurance seemed ridiculous to me, and that's what they 
tell me that is, is his board at $2.50 a day, and plus 3 cents for three 
boxes of matches, or something like that. 

Senator "Williams. Well, I'fî tell you, it seetns to me that in fair- 
ness, as far as thèse déductions are concemed, you doivt know what 
they mean. 

ïïr. Chavk. The worker doesn't know what they mean. 

Senator Williams. Well, it certainly isn't clear on the face of thèse 
vouchers, and yet obviously thèse are the vouchers, although they are 
two colora. I don't know, maybe something's left out of this nne, 
because you see it's dark on the left and the last two-thirds are light. 
I wonder what the rea.son for that is- Is there part of the voucher 
that's missing? Do you see the différence in color? 

Mr. Chaitz. I do, yes. 

Senator Williams. Maybe something is missing there. But I cer- 
tainly would be interested in knowing what the déductions are for. 

But on the other business of recruitment, you suggest that the 
method was in violation of a California State law, which I frankly 
didn't know about. Senator Murphy made his observation. 

I would think — we hâve 2 more days in California — and I would 
think in fafrness we ought to extend ourselves and make time avail- 
abîe to this particuîar company to come in and repiy to this. 

Senator Murfhy. Also the district nttomey. 

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is ËTZ S'tW^' C ï a l^ y0U said ^ Schen ^ Industries- 

Mr. Ukatiz. Right 
SenatwlVnxiAiis. BysummariWî 
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But Uan seethat ail of this is your work. 

^nator TTiixta:vis. December of 1.0(îô ? 

uiMlei-stand. we foTm 1 S H, P , "' and .. l ? r ™*"» We failed to 
lut ion -irt-u'lrin w *î civic council m Delano passed a reso- 

OEO, S thT^lS &^:iï£t^ f- » ™t from the 
school also took a simiKr no^ .! ' ? w f f ° llJld that rhe hi gh 

conversation. h«5S- t £î fSrtrifa 17? U ? ^^ J™ cm,]d >»P» 
first place, and Su? i had beS ™ ^ ? î" ' need to ** calle d in the 
the «trike befow " w ei t anvTfrtw ',, .T"* that We could ^"le 
fortli. any further and t***™ more bittor, and so 

^ttue^fJ^à^af rtf^i". a ^ iculture i» Califomia, w e 
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rery strongly to our sliouting or advising the people in the field that 
Uie strike was in progress. 

In fact. there were quite n. disputa over the word "hue'ga," which 
means strike in Spîinish, and at one point 44 of cur people were arrested 
because they were sliouting and insisted on the right of shouting 
"huelga" to inform the people who were working in the field that a 
strike was in progress and they were using the word "huelgn" because 
most of the strikers were people of Mexican descent who had been 
brought in from the outside. 

Senator Mcuphy. May I ask a question, Mr. Chairman? In this 
instante, when tlie strikers wanted to shout the word "huelga" at the 
neonl*. the T were shoutin^ to, in order to ïst thsm know there was si 
strike on. had those people been working in those vineyards previous 
to that or were they the new ones that had just been brought in and 
didnTfcow there was a strike on ? 

Mt^Chavez. No, the majority of tliem were the ne w people that 
had bÂi brought in. 

Se«tor MtntFiiT. And didn't know there was a strike ? 

Ifr^HAiiz. Yes. I'd say there were one or two that. had been act- 
ing os foremen who knew there was a strike in progress. But our 
expérience has been that we know when they are bronght in and we 
follow them. If they're brought in at night, we get tlie tipoff from 
the people whose job it is within our 

Senator Murphv. Don't you let them know immediately that there's 
a strike soingon? 

Mr. Ciiavez. They bring them into a camp, and we cannot go into 
that camp, and the only time we can sec them is when they're working 
and hopefully when tliey're working near the roadway we can get to 
them ; otherwise we can't communicate with them. 

And so also we can't claim hère that we were nbused phypirally by 
the sheriff, but we can sure claim that there were many things tliat they 
did to harass us. 

For instance, at one point after we had "been on strike for about 
5 or 6 weeks, we were stopped constantly and every striker was photo- 
graphed and every striker was — a field report card was filled in on 
every striker. In some cases it took as much as an hour and a half to 
process. to go through this process of photographing and taking state- 
înents and identification papers from the strikers. 

In some cases this was repeated every time we moved f r'im one field 
to the other field because our picket crews are roving ]>icket crews, and 
this weni on for many days. So we hâve a man in Delano who was 
photographed and the same report was filled in on him no less than 
12 tinies. 

Senator Mitbpht. The picket crews, were they mostlv workers from 
Delano? 

Mr. Chavez. Yes; they were in large part workers from Delano. 
Occasionalîy we had people who came in îrom the outside to help us, 
ministère and students, but it always happened that the workers were 
the oneepn strike that were out there picketing. 

Senator Mtîkpht. This hasn't always been the case, and IVe been 
around workers for a long time, 40 years now. But I wondered 
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jobs— and were the other woikers being brought in to replace people 
whohadactuallygone où the iobto picket? 

Mr. Chavez. No. The stnkers, by and large, ail of them, with the 
exception of the very early part of the strike there were a few ^more 
r*nnlp fmm the o«tside that would corne and visit us daily, but then 
anTmYrê'so" dow, ail of them are people who worked there beiore the 
strike and who hâve been atriking and are the ones that had been in 

Seuator William». But not eiclusively? You hare nonagricul- 
turd people who are from other walks of lifeî t ^ 

Mt Chavtz. Sure, that's true; yes. «ut we™ ol »&£iBg o A u« 
picket lin*. On the pioket Une most of them are people who are 

on strike. 

ator Williams. Not ail of them» 
Chavxz I'd say within the last 2 or 3 months, almost ail of 




îator Williams. But at any rate, where do you picket, in a pub- 
lic Jrea on a public roadî ._,,,, , , „;„i,«* 

Mr Chavez. On a public road. That's the only place we can picket 

Senator Williams. This infringes on the doctrine of free speech. 

Senator Murphy. Free speech, no question about it. 

c^„t™. WTTrr.jjg t don't understand by what authonty you hâve 
to go through the inquisition and questionnaire and ail ot that . is 
there finçerprintinc! , 

Mr Chavez. Uriless vou are arrested. Or at one point we made up 
our minds we had been'hamssed enough, and we refused to give (hem 
anv information and refused to let them take our pimires after we 
had been subiected to this many, many times, ann we tout me iwiuinng 
officer from the Kern County Sheriff's Office that if lie wanted more 
information from us or wanted to take our picture, lie would hm l\a\ e 
to arrest us, and at that point we were able to gain some -round. 

Senator Williams. Do vou hâve counsel ? 

Mr Chavez. Inthosedàvswedidn't. Wedohavenow. 

Senator Mitbphy. Mr. Chairman. I might wggest that as long as 
we're going to invite the Kern County Council in. we ought to .invite 
the Karn County Sheriff and rlnd out his explanation of this. I tmnk 
it should be made public. . . ,. • , rf ir„ m 

Senator Williams. Well, the district attomey-is this just Kern 
County you're talking about now or Tulare County ? 

Mr. Chavez. Xo.aTso part of—may I say this ï t,,).,™» 

Senator Williams. Does what you say about Kern apply toTu.are . 

Mr Chavez. In somo cases let me give you an example. \v miem 
were shouting «huelga" in Kern County, in some cases justacross the 
street in Tulare County we could shout ail we wanted, and ît waa ail 
right with them. 

Venator Williams. Well, I agrée with you, Senator Murphy. 

Mr. Chavez. But in Kern— but in Tulare County, on the other hand, 
if more than three cars moved . 

Senator Williams. Both shenffs; both district attomeys! Is that 
what you're suggestingï 

Senator Murpiit. I think it would be good for he record to know 
what they were doing, why they were doing it, and if there was legaJ 
harassment— if thev were invadmg cml or Personal rignts. 

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Senator Murpiiy. I would think in Delano, yes. 

Senator Williams. Fortunately we hâve a day of communication 
Tuesday in Visalia, that's not the area youxe really talking about. 

Mr. Chavez. No, Visalia is in Tulare County. We're speaking of 
southem Tulare Countyand northem Kern County. 

Senator Whjjahs. Well, if they want to corne in, they can corne 
into Delano. . 

Senator Murtiiy. Could I ask another question î 

Senator Williams. Plus the Seagram folks. 

it^ C/HAVEZ ScHonlâV» 

Senator Miârar. May I ask if any of the foïïowing vineyards were 
struck ; W. B. Camp, Jr. If this is not a fair question, I wiU not ask 
y ou. 

Mt^Chaviz. W.B.Camp, Jr.ï Yes. 

sJtorMuRPHT. Hewas struck? 

M»C kavez. He was struck. 

Stator Muhput. Califomia Grape Products? 

MWChavez. Right, 

Senator Mutipht. Tudor&Son? 

Mr. Chavez. Yes. 

Senator Muffiit. E. T. Stephens? 

Mr. Ciiavez. Tliat's correct. 

Senator Murpiiy. John Pagliarulo? 

Mr. Chavez. Tliat's correct. 

Senator Mubpht. George A. Lucas & Sons? 

Mr. Chavez. That's right. 

Senator Murpiiy. George Zaninovich? , 

Mr. Chavez. We tlon't hâve Mm on stnke. The other union, 1 
believe, lias him on strike. 

Senator Mukpiiy. Aï Missakian'* 

Mr. Chavez. Not with our union. 

Senator Murthy. Pandol&Sons? ^ 

Mr. ChaiiTZ. Not with our union. 

Senator Murphy. Gène Iïadovich & Sons ? 

Mr. Chavez. No. 

Senator Mothy. Marion Zaninovichî 

Mr. Chavez. No. 

Senator Murphy. Patti Bono? 

Mr. Chavez. No. 

Senator Murphy. P. J. Divisich Fruit Co f 

Mr. Ciiavez. Not with us. 

Senator Murpiiy. Fi-ank Galïo? 

Mr Chavez. Ail those are struck by the other union. 

Senator Munruv. And the. or.es that were struck, how many em- 
ployées, former employées, joined the picket Une î Can you give us an 
ideâofthat? . , . 

Mr. Chavez. We would hâve to go by— I don t hâve the records 

hère. 

Sensfor Murphy. Just a rough guess. 

Mr Ciiavez. Well, in some cases, ail of the workcrs left the heids 
und joined us. In other cases, over 60 or 70 percent. We had cases 
where we actimllv struck them twice in the sensé that we not only got 
the first people who were striking, later on they brought in stnke- 
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large percentage of the group that had been recniited after the strike 
stirted. 

I mighr add hère that more people — thèse are the growers that hâve 
been certifie^ by rhe Department of Labor where a etrike exista or 
where we daim a strike existe now. Beeause of the largeness of the 
strike, becnuse it învolved many, many people and aJso many growerSr 
the Department of Labor, when it came time to do the investigations, 
ta finJ out if we in fact had a strike and certify, was not able to 
handle aJ] of the cases that we had. We were not able to keep people 
there long enough beeause they were also interested, in not having a 
large treasury, to move them out of the area or to get jobs for them 
outside of the strike zone; also to some degree the reluctance on the 
part of some of the workers to hâve anything to do with the Depart- 
ment of L*bor or anything officiai beeause of their fears. 

SenatoAluKPirr." Mr. Chairman, I hâve hère a copy of a letter from 
Joseph Hlosmer, S4fi Dirisidero Street, Fresno, Calif., and it says in 
part — ifàigned by Paul Little, the assistant director for manpower, 
the depaafcment of employment — and in the second paragraph it 
says : 

Thoee cases In whlch it iras deiermined that labor disputes were In existence 
bat that there was no évidence of leavlog of work. Referrals are permitted to 
thèse employer* provlded due writtea notice that a labor dispute exista is given 
to each person referred. 

Now, this îs the list that I hâve just read, and I ask unanimous con- 
sent that this letter and the lists attached to it be made part of the 
record. 

Mr. Chavez. May I say something on that ï Not ail of the growers 
are under this category. There are some growers that the dep-.irtment 
of employment or department of labor is not referring workera to 
or at least that we know of directly. Not al] of the growers are in this 
category in this letter you just read. 

Senator Wiluaus. That will be included in the record, with your 
statement, of course. 

(The material referred to above fottoTvs:) 

State or ChjtozhIa, 

EUPUJTilEST RKUTtOJVS AGESCT, 

DnMBTlfENT Ofr EUPLOTilEST, 

Bacramento, Alarch l, 196S. 
Joseph B soeurs, 
Fretno, Calif. 

Deas Mb, Beosveb: This refers to oor récent téléphone conversât ion doring 
whieh yoa requested a list and the présent status of the agricuItur&L labor dis- 
potes which are still active in. the vineyards in the Delano area. 

"VVe sre sesdicff you thrse !i£ts i 

1. Tbose cases In which our investigation sbowed existence of a labor dis- 
pute and a leavine of that work and for thèse reasons re ferrais maj not be made 
to thèse employer* to agrlcoltorai Job» left vacant by reason of the labor dis- 
pute. 

2. Tboae cases la which it was detennined that labor dispntes were in exis- 
tence bot that there waa no évidence of a lenrlnjr of work. Referra l» are r>er- 
mltted to thés» emploiera prorided doe writtea notlc* that a labor diapate exista 
ia giTen to each panon referred. 

3. Those cases which were inreatigated bat fn whicb we found that there waa 
no labor dispute. 

We hope that thla la the information 70a oeeded. If 7011 hâve any questions, 
please f eel free fo eall na. 

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Anton Caratan k Sons 
Frank Lucien 
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Vincent Zaninorich A Son* 

Juke Cesare 

Louis Cnric & Sons 

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P. J. DiTirich Fruit Co. 

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John Duicica A 3ona 

Senator Mukfht. You see, this haa three catégories: where there 
was no disputa, where there was a disputa, and proper referra] could 
be Tnade because no one left work, and where there wîis an nctual leav- 
inç of work and no proper referr.il could be made. 

Mr. Chavez. I'd like to continue, if I may, with one more point in 
the testimony, and that deals with the farm labor contracter. I hâve 
the written statement, but I'm going to 

Senator Williams. Wê're going to inciude your en tire stâtêinënt, 
by the way, Mr. Chavez. 

Mr. Chavez. Wonderful. OK. 

Senator Williams. We appreciate the way you're personalizing it 
with your informality. 

Mr. Chavez. Now, the problems encountered with farm labor con- 
tractors are many, many problems. TTor instance, in a System such as 
California, we hâve the labor contracter, who's also recognized as an 
employer. Now, in the case of a farmworker working with a grower, 
who uses the services of a farm labor contracter, ne in fact fias two 
employers. 

t?6nator Williams. ±jo you use the purâsêôiogy "erew îeader' in 
California. 

Mr. Chayez. A crew leader is something différent in California f roni 
what a farm labor contractor is. 

Senator Williams. A contractor undertakes the payment of wages 
to the worker; the crew leader j'ust is a man who orings the worker 
to thefarm,isthat it? 

Mr. Chayez. Unless the crew leader is acting as a labor contractor 
and has an agreement with the grower that this shall not be disclosed 
because h* is not licensed, and w« hâve many of thoee who do thia. 

Senator Williams. Now, we hâve a State law, we hâve a Fédéral 
licensingiaw, too. 

Mr. Chavez. Well, that's a problem. We hâve a lot of lawg in re- 
gard to some of thèse things, Dut the enforcement part of it is very 
difficult to ohtain. 

Senator Williams. Excuse the interruption. 

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Oue must fine uoderaund that a farm labor contractor doea not contract 
work Is tbe full sens* of the nord. He contracta, actuallj be baya and sella, 
buman beings. Hla profit la based on the aweat and toil of the workera aod, not 
on any spécial akills or business acumen of hla own — aa woulfl be trae in the 
building tradea tield. AU the farm labor contracter doea Ls to prumlse hourij 
workera at the loweat price he can find men to work at The aum of bis Job 
la to Bay: I promise 40 meu for 20 dayi at $1.15 an hoor, or the loweat be cas 
(et tbem for. 

Senator Williams. That's pretty strong language. Now, in the 
theatrical agency we hâve the agent. 

Senator Muhpht. Yes, we do, the same type of fellow, and I had 
lots of expérience with him, because I found in one case where the 
agent became the producer and also the distributor, so he had a com- 
plète monopoly. So as long as 15 years ago I went to work on that one, 
so thatwas broken up. Columbia Broadcasting System set up a Colum- 
bia Arifets' Bureau so they became the contractor, and they represented 
the wa»*er, George Murpny in that case, and also the producer, Colum- 
bia Bmadcasting System m that case, and we decided that that was 
impHfeical and not ethical, so that we broke that up, too. 

Mr. Chavez, You had a union to doit with, I imagine. 

Senator Muhput. That's right. 

ilr. Chavez. We don't hâve a union, 

Senator Muhphy. I was one of the f ounders of the union. 

Mr. Chavez. Iknow. l've read about that. 

Senator MiTHpirr. Wehadagoodshop. 

Mr. Ciiavez. îs T ow, the other thing is that 

Senator Muephï. You indicate by your remark that you don't hâve 
a union ? 

Mr. Chavez. At least not one that's recognized. 

Nbw, of course, the labor contractor provides many services to the 
grower. He is a recruiter, he is a supervisor on the job, he provides 
transportation, does the bookkeeping, and so forth. And we found in 
some cases we were able to talk to growers, not the growers in Delano 
that we hâve a strike with, but other growers m the vicinity of Delano, 
and we talked about wages and many other things to some of the sym- 
pathetic growers, some of the growers that were not afraid to corne 
and talk. with us. And there was some agreement. llost of them 
agreed that as long as we get a union powerful enough to bargain with, 
he will do it, on wages and so forth. But when we came to the subject 
of the labor contractor we found immédiate opposition, vecy, very 
hostile opposition to the idea of replacing the farm labor contractor. 

Well, v.hat's happening in Delano on this strike, the farm labor 
contractor becomes the professional strikebreaker. You see, the grow- 
er does not know 

Senator Mukpht. You put him out of business, in other words, you 
think! 

Mr. Chavez. We'd love to, yes. The grower directly doesn't know 
the work force. He will know those who are employed by him year 
«round, which amounts to perhaps 2 or 3 percent of the total work. 

Nbw, the labor contractor, being that he was a worker once ujton a 
time, does know the labor force, and so in Delano we hâve the farm 
labor contractor being the biggest recruiter of scab labor or strike- 
breakers, with one exception, DiGiorgîo Fruit Corp. They do their 
own recruitment 

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And so because tîicy T i"© vrîthholding FICA contributions, then they 
must withhold the other, so the record does not appear auyvrhere., 

Senator Mdepht. Your suggestion then is thut in soîne nreas at 
least the contraetor is Tvithholding this money, is not carrying through 
and reporting the money as he should ? 

Mr. Chavez. That's correct. 

Senfltor Mcrpht. That's a crime, I tvould think. 
f Mr. Chavez. And this practice is widespread too. 

Senator Williams. That's what we calf outof trust. 

SenAtor Mobfhy. Or stealing, to use an old-fashioned terra. 

Mr. Chavez. Now, theyye gone a step further. Labor contnictors 
noir iû Delano are organizing the Kern-Tulare Independent Farm 
Workers' Association, which is a company union, but this is also 
anothw fonction that they perforai for the growers, 

Seojior Williams. When was the councii resolution opposing the 
8trik«*dopted f 

MrJjCHAvzz. I don't hâve the record ivith me. The resolution ^as 
in «Jonction with their opposition to ua receiving a garant from the 
Office of Economie Opportnnity. This was in the early part of the 
strike, I believe, around the ôth," the 7th of October of last year. 

The city of Delano itself has plaeed some restrictions on us. Since 
the strike they've possed a city ordinance interfering "n-ith our right, 
what we believe to be our right, of demonstrating. They passed a 
resolution requiring that wp must gire them 30 days' norice before 
we can hold a paraae or before ire can demonstrate in a public place. 

Then later on I understand after our attorney called ou them and 
suggested to them that this was unconstitutional, they later instead 
of requiring the 30 days, they lowered it to 4 or 5 drtys. 

Whnt I'm trying to point ont is that in a strike in Delano or any — 
I would feel in any agncuîtural area, in any part of the eountry. vrhen 
you go into a strike. you hâve ail of thèse forces aguitist you. Justice 
doesn't really exist after you call a strike. Tc^give you souie examples: 

It's been very difficult for us to get complaints tiled atrainst some 
of the abuses committed against the strikers. For instance, we've 
had cases where the growers. cases ■where the laVior cont retors, and 
cases wherethe security police that hâve boen hired by tlie growers hâve 
abn?ed the tromen pickets, making rcn.avks, and thiiiirs that are un- 
printable. ' And we've gone to tiie local justice courts th'.'iv in Dplano, 
Pixley, and also in Porterville. and we hâve not boen ab!e* to get 
complainte filedarrainsr the other side. 

Now, oii the other hand, it's very. very easy to get complainfs filed 
against one of our pickets because he liappened to haie -n-pped into 
privnte property ov he happened to shout "huelga" in tlie case of 
the 44 and other siniila r things. 

So Tvhen Tve look înro the wholc spoefrum of strikes. wt> must also 
understand that this doesn't only involve a lal>or strike. This ir; the 
primnry issue. Once you pet into that, then the whole issue of civil 
rights begins to develop because there are restrictions placed on us 
that takafcaway ond prohibits us from carrying ont our strike artivï- 
ties. and ive feel vre should 

Senatnr Mttspht. Ts there any threat of violence on the part of the 
strikers? I know when yon get on the picket lines sometîmes enthu- 
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cases that might give them reason to try and restrict you in this 
manner? 

Mr. Citavez. There's been one case where a striker rnn into tbree 

growers that were by the roadside. There was a case where 

Senator Murthy. \Vith his car? 

Mr. Ohavez. With his car, yes. And there was a case where a 
striker got into a fight with a man who was, oh, he felt he was on 
the other side. But thèse are the only two cases, 

Nbw, against that we hâve a number of cases — we've had five or six 
cases where guns wcra poinfed at us, and we had two or three of 
thèse e%ses where they actually discharged the gun over our heads. 

We hâve two cases where our cars were turned over. We hâve & 
case where a grower ran into one of our Dickets and we were never 
able to_get a complaint against him. We hâve a case where a grow- 
er's soœpefusedto — went and took over, while our picket was picketing 
the li4( and his car was parked on the side of the road, went into 
the ca^-snd refused to move after a long argument, and the sheriff — 
this a^Tulare County — was parked across the street. We went and 
talkedto the sheriff and asked him his help to get this growert son 
out of the car so our picket could get into his car, and he didnt 
move, and it was only after an awfullong and bitter argument that 
he finally left the car so our picket could get into it. And we went 
and we tried to file a complaint, and we could not file a complaint. 

Senator Murfhy. Are there any injunctions against you or your 
organisation at the présent time! 

Mr. Chatiz. There are injunctions on the fields; there are five, I 
believe that restriccs the picketing to 5 per location. There was one 
injunction that was brought acainst us by the DiGiorgio Corp., and 
that was thrown out by the juape in Tulare County. 

There are no injunctions against them at this point, and we haven't 
tried because we feel if we did we probably 

Senator Mukpht. There are no injunctions at this momentî 

Mr. Chavh. There are injunctions against us but no injunctions 
against the growers. 

Senator Mttrfht. I see. Did you send the pickets down to picket 
me when I first came up ? 

Jlr. Chavez. No, we never pîcketed you, Senator. 

Senator Murphy. I was picketed when I first came up to go and 
look at the condition of the fields, in the fields. 

Mr. Chavez. In Delano? 

Senator Muephy. No, this was in Merced and in Salinas and in 
Fresno. One younjr man was picketing me, and I asked him, "Who 
are you picketing?" And he said, "George Murphy." And I said, 
'"What for!" And he said, "I'm not sure. I said, "Are you a regu- 
lar picket?" And he said, "No, I go to high school. n And he was a 
little uncertain about it. 

And then in another case, they anticipated my visit to the fields 
and told the workers that I was there to do everytbing I could to 
see thaï, they got fired and that Meiican national's took their jobs. 

Now, that gentleman wanted a picture, and I explained to him that 
I wasn't a new hand at this, and if he continued to make that state- 
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ments to be made about hirn. This is one of the expériences I've had 
since I've been trving to work out the basis of actual fact in this matter. 

Mr. Chavez. î too bave had horrible expériences on the strike. 
I've been called many, many things that are not true. And so I guess 
when you're either in pubhc office or trying to help fannworkers, I 
guess you're subjectedtosuch things. 

Senator Murfht. How long hâve you been in this octivity? 

Mr. Chavez- Well, IVe been a farmworker *11 my life. I became 
an organizer about 4 years ago. Before that I did community work. 

In closing Fd like to point ont that I believe, and Fm reasonably 
certain, that if some raies are not applied, I încan, if soins législation 
is not given the fannworker where rules are made so that it will 
protect both the fannworkers rights and will protect the gênerai 

Eublic^ind will also offer protection to the grower, we, I think, are 
îffining — to see Del an o os a beginning of movement of fann- 
workjs to organize throughout CaHfornia. I feel that because of 
the dvrelopments as of late that there is a possibility there's coing 
to bjfcn awfiil lot of activity, there's going to be an awful lot of 
strike activity, there's a possibility that there's going to be a gênerai 
strike in California this summer or perhaps the next coraing smumer, 
people are restless, they're beginning to organize by themselves, somô- 
thinf th-it's r.ÇTer happaned before. 

As you recall, in ail the attempts to organize workers, there has to 
be the need of a labor organizer. We find now that people are 
getting together, and they want action. They want to hâve a change. 
They want the better things of life. They want to become full 
Americans in the sensé that they hâve the rights of other workers. 

And so I'm not saying this as a threat, but lsee there is unrest, and I 
see that we are perhaps going to expérience in California to begin with 
the sort of démonstration, I guess, that the Negro had to hâve before he 
got his législation. I feel that there's going to be in California many 
of the farmworkers, particularly the Filipmo and the Mexican, com- 
me together to hâve strikes and to demonstrata and to let the wliole 
country know that, of course, things are not right, and that he deserves 
a, better chance. 

Senator Muepht. I hâve one more question, Mr. Chairman. Now, 
your organization is a labor organization, right? Is it affiliated with 
theAFL-ClO? 

Mr. Chavez. No, it is not affiliated. It is an independent 'group. 
Under the Fédérai law w e're not eren considered to be a labor organiza- 
tion. 

Senator Murpht. You're not. In other words, you've never filed 
with the U.S. Department of Labor reports that are required by law? 

Mr. Chavez. Yes, I did. I filed n report — that's the Landrum- 
Griflîn report, yes. 

Senator Williams. Wns it returned or was it unrecognized? 

Mr. Chavez. It vas not recognized. We filed it. 

Senator Williams. You hâve no standing under the law to really 
filef *- 

Mr. Chavez. That's correct. 

Senator Williams. And theref ore no standing under the law to be 
recognized? 

Mr. Chaviz. That's correct. 




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our office of people who hâve given us their consent to bargain for 
them. It's a mimeogrophcd statement that they signed, both English 
and Spanish, saying that they give their consent, that our group,our 
association, can bargain for them collectively, and so we d say it's 
something more îikc 1,700 than 400. 

Congressman IIage^t. Well, hâve you ever submitted that list to 
any responsible group of growers? 

Mr. Chavez. It would be very diflicult to do that, Congressman, be- 
cause, as you know, they h aven t even been willing to reeeive onr 
téléphone calls or even our telegratns. If I find a way of doing that, 
I'd Sa very happy to do so, 

Congressman Haoex. Now, let's assume there -were some method 
of having an informai élection or getting consent! Xow, if you lost 
that élection, would you still continue to strike ? 
Mr."^AVEz- An informai élection ? 
Contfpessman Hacex. Yes. 

Mt^-ÏÎhavez. Of course, we'd liave to find out what the élection was 
going^p be for. In other words, if both aides were going to agrée 
that wf*d abide by the résulte of the élection ? 

Congressman H agis. You would then cease your strike activitiesf 
You lost the élection. 

Mr. Chavez. We would cease, that's correcL And if we won, of 
course, that would take care of that. 

Congressman Hagïn. Ail right. Now, I want to ask vou about 
something else, and you really raised this issue yourself. ït's a very 

touchy issue, I might say. But in El Malcriado that you publish 

Mr. Chavez. I don't publish El Malcriado. 
Congressman Hagex. Well, you sponsor itl 

Mr. Chavez. I don't sponsor it. The association — it's a separate 
corporation. 

Congressman Hagen. Well, you endorse its activities in naine, cer- 
tainlyf 
Mr. Chavez. Well, some of them, yes, sir. < 

Congressman Hacex. You don't endorse ail of them ; is that correct t 

Mr. Chavez. Well, see, I hâve no control over everything written in 

El Malcriado. When they say good things about us, I agrée ivith them. 

They thini they represent our views as the Delano Record may repre- 

sent the growers' viewa. 

Congressman Hagex. Ail right. Now, somewhere, and you're 
aware of this as well as I am, but I saw a reward posted for identify- 
ing anybody in your association who was a Communist. You, in effect, 

raised this issue. Xow, let me ask you 

Mr. Chavez. I really hâve not raised the issue, Congressman. The 
issue was raised by the growers and the people in the community. 

Congressman Haozjt. Xow, let me ask you this question. If it were 
proven to you that someone in a position of authority in your organiza- 
tion -were a Communist, what would you do with him* 

Mr. Chavez. Yon prove to me he was a Communist, than we11 take 
the necesaary action. 
Congressman Haoejt. What is the necessary action ! 
Mr. Chavez. That would dépend on whether the fellow was a Com- 
muniât or not, or the woman. 






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Uon of parents and hopc m? su» frets out of fana work. M'en. I am not rearf? 
to be written off as a loaa, and farm work coold be h décent job for my son witlt 
n union. But the point f* thnt this génération of farm labor chiUlren wM not 
jet £Ln adéquate éducation vintil their parents enrn enouch to eare (or the chlld 
tue waj" tbex want to and the wny the other childien la schoo) — the ones who 
run>eed — are cnrert for. 

Sotne other people keep talktnç abont tb* Migrant Maater Plan. GlTe ewr 
BOsTunt a free tent to live iû for three week» ol tbe year. and you bave takefl 
a glane atep. Tbia Js not troe and an luauit to the worJcer. Th(a and many other 
poTtrty prograjua wlll not solTt tbe poverty problem. The only way ia throogh 
tb« union, and gentlemen, ire hâve the ontnn. OrgoDiring bas nnw pnxsed the 
point of aa retnrn. We are ont to win tn Relano and we wiii Agit for îïery 
fars worker in America. It maj weU reacb the atfig* of becomJng a gênerai 
atrike of <*rm workers this summer. In «orne fletda far «way from Delano, 
the worfcen hâve practtsed already. They shoot HL'ELGA loudly in anisoo and 
the wases antocuatk-aliy go up a dîme, This ia good practlce for wbût ia coin- 
Ing. The fftjBn worker» are now ready to organise, witi or wtthout the protee- 



don of the 



We hâve the wiU and the splrit and the men and women to 



Boire onr (Àlfm. We etill remember the Mexican Révolution aad oor Fillplno 
brothera rajfcmber Sataan-Corres-idor and their rtetory for lndependenee. Alt 
we want fnan tbe (overooient ia maehlnery — aome rôles of the famé. AU wo 
need La tbe^cocniUon of onr right to fuU And eqoaj corexage noder every law 
wbjch proteets every other working' man and troman in this cooatry. lA'hat we 
demand is Tery «impie : we want equnlity. We do not want or need «peçial treat- 
ment unless yon abandon tie idea that we are eqaal ses. 

Mj iiomé îs in utoacto, Puerto Rico, ily family ia In Puerto Rico. I bave 
been to the United States 21 Haies to work eîthpr in the flelds or la fiictory norlc. 
This wns uij- ûrst trip to Culifomia. I came to California last Februury. In an 
ajrplane directly to Santa Maria, Californie. AVe had to work for Jlivrtinez, a 
coutraetor in Saiita Maria, for flve months in order to earn free transportatlon 
to Santa ilaria. I stayed there the Ûve tuontbs, and then went to Guiidulupe 
and lived and norked there. 

This guj named And? from Delano camp fo Snuta Maria rhis we*k and ftarted 
tellinr eïerytKxiy to coine to Dtïauo to work. I heurd froia souie ffuy.-i wiio had 
heord from thw man to «une. So I uiked to this guy, Aadj-, in Mnrtinpz' C.iie. 
Thia guy, Andy, was pjvîrg a friend of his in Santa Maria 50 cents a heiid to 
help round up people to corne to De2ano. Andy told me the work Jn D*>lnno «as 
real good and he would pay tl.iQ an honr and «1.S0 * row teûeus. 8o I toid him 
l wouiâ coœe. 

We came eïgbt of os in a covered truck. We stayed at Call/omia Cnjnp, the 
eiffht of na. but they did not pur what they promised to pay, The second morn- 
inp, we had an argument and we left the camp and later we met the people from 
the union and Ceaar Chavez, 

Before I came, aeitber Andy cor anyone else told me that there vas a strike 
hère and I did nof perwoaliy knotr that there was a strike until after I was , 
workinf In tie flejda In Delano. 

Dieco Cobtes-Mo^tebo. 2-t years. 

Utvato, Puerto Rico- 
(Selectire Semée (53-71 -il -436). 

STATKMErr or JEflua Sua«£ï, Luis PiMÇKTEi, ans PEao VaLASErri 

I, Jesos Snarei déclare that '- 

I, Lois Pimentel déclare that 

I, Pedro TillanneTa déclare that ; 

We arrived In I>elano on January 31, 1966. We came from Calexico, where a 
boa parked next to the sidewalk. The driver of tbe bus, Pablo Rodrlsuex who 
had corne from Peinno to pict ap men, >ii têilina* everybody abont the work 
in X>elano. He tnmed ont to b* the brothw of the contractor Juan (Johnny) 
Bodrlanea, wno waa.fea cbaxg« of Caratan'a #2 camp where they bronght os to 
■tay. 

In the ereninf when we arrived at the camp, Juan Rodriroex, «tarted bandlng 
na sfaeeta of paper to aigu, telUng oa one »u a work contra et; aaother, an anti- 
anion (contracto en contra de la hneheal coa tract. We dida'l ïœâêrstâod what 
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too. The snt morning, lu the field, ire saw tbe roving picket Une for tbe flrst 
tfne. Tben we understood thot we were worklog la ». strike area, but since w« 
n*d no money to leave, we Lad to stay and work. 

In Calexlco, Pablo Rodrigue! promlsed us ntne hours of work, dally. We 
worked four and a balf days. Saturday they paid ns two of the days belong 
to lut week, and they still owe us for che otuer days. We taare glven our at- 
toraey, Aïesander F. Hoffman, the sutiscrizstica ta eoîleet 'or us sad thêû îe send 
tbe chects to ua. to our homes. 

> "We need to work ao we're nooving on to Oxnard, Callfornia. If we had known 
ther» waj a atrike In the grape» la DeUno, if we bftd been told in Calexlco befoxe 
we got on tbe bue, we would not tiare corne hera. 

I déclare under penalty of perjury that tbe foregolng la tme and correct. 

Bxamted on February 1, 1966 in Delano, Caltfornia. 

Jésus Suabes, 
Lots rmENTix, 

PCOBO VtULAKTTeTA. 

».— . DecLAiATio» or a Scheflkt Woub 

J^ (Déclaration of José Martine») 

My aatee la José Martine». The address of my borne la Baacho FoothiU lu 
Corona^alifornla. 

I amsVd In Delano on about January 1S wttb a group of 27 men. We had ail 
been blred 1s Calexlco by a roan we dld not get to know; we didn't eren kitow 
wbo tbe bus driver waa, because although he wfta a Meiican, after leaving ua 
at tbe Schenley camp on road #192, be left. We found ont tbere waa work "to 



one aide of DslaEO" because sont eg^îi strl^ed. ïs Cale 



announetng work In tbe grape fine prunlng. They told us that it was pièce work. 
but&ben ire began to work we found ont after lunch that tbe work wns by tbe 
housl (|ua an hoor plus $1.50 a row). Thla faappened when they brotight ua the 
papera to sien ; tbe coatract also said that we had to pay for the pnining shears 
(they had not told ua this in Calexico) aod that tbey would also charge us $2-50 
a day for board. 

I "ork™ eight asd a haif dajs. I found ont âbout tbe strike on my second 
day of work, but an I dirt not hare enougb money to move on, I had to work 
a few days. The foreruaD, Pablo Vargas, told us in the fleld when the strikers 
arrived (and tbey came almost every day) not to pay attention to them. to 
go way into the fleld where we couldn't hear them. He said thftt in auy case. 
they were not going to win the strike- The fault that roany people hâve «me 
to scab belongs to tbe hiring bosses of Schenley wt^p do not inform tbe people 
abont what is happening hère. 

Yestcrday (Janaary 28) when we went to claim onr Cb«ks, they did not want 
to gî7e us our Mme. With ns were Mr. Alex Hoffmann, the îawyer of the 
Fnrm Workera' Aasorlntion, and Mr. Hoberto Burtoe, a tnember of the Associa- 
tlon and a atrlxer. When theT refused to pay ua. the lawyer complaiaed and 
the essaiera (pagadore*) invited hlm Into the office. Immediately we heard 
noîfx^ coming from inside nnd when we got close to the office door, we saw 
rarions Schenley employées bocin to pnsh and shofe Mr. Hoffmann and tp,shont 
at hîm in Ençllsh to Eet out. They threw him out and shut the door In hls face, 

Today we returoed to the same camp, to the aame pay ofSce, and they gave 
us oor checks, 

I swear under penalty of perjnry that the foregolng; is true and correct 

Execnted on January 29, 1966 at Delano, Callfomia. 

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W- Stavt oir Jahtjabt 27, 1066 

I came up to Delano wben a frlend of mine came down to Norwalk and got 
me and aald we ahoald corne up to get aome work. My ftlend looked up a man 
In Delano s* — * United Cife. This esse, ^!:ase ssise «e uldst ïb«w, took ai 
to • camp «hère he said we «raid get work. He didn't tell ni there waa a 
strike hère My friend la dianbted now. ao be Juat left me tbere to wort He 
tnrmdwed as to Mike Baca ; Baca gare me a Job and a room. MtVe Baca said 
he would pay me 11-30 an hour and fl.00 a row; he cbnrged (2.S0 a day fOT 
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with the work there tbougb. A bout 12 men qult dnrlng tha two days I »M 
working, so then I decided to qulL I told the foreaian ind lie «eut me to a 
town «bout ten miles away to get my check. Wheo I looked at my check for 
two days work, 18 houra, It wu 15.35. I proteated to tha mas and be aaid 
there waa nothlng be «nid do, to talk to Mlke Bacs. I went b*ck twtce to 
the camp to try asd talk to Bac*, but be wuu't there. So I came tnto town to 
the union balL 

Vuauna, SvaassT. 

"*Kiart copy of a atatement by OUTaa Martine* border card #03486, tnm El 
Paso, and Armando Alvarea Lopea, gre«n card boldtr #10-710-190, at Cludad 
Juares, Mexico, on Janaary 17, 1868, flren to National I*m Worktn Associa- 
tion staar- 

Before eomiiur to Callfornla the two men llred In El Paao and Jnarea. They 
were Jnat paaalng by the Chamisal Labor Agency wben tbey aaw a algn that aaid 
work "Work In Californie-" When tbey entered the office, they were »ld that 
tbere waa work avallable In Maryarille and In Delano. Tbe work 1b Delano 
was prwatt grape Tlnea for 91-40 an hour, 8 or 9 hoora a day, 7 daya a week. 
Tbe workaraa for DiGiorgto ; tbere waa a boa wlth New Mexico Ucense plates, 
lifbt blôsrud whlte. Tbey came from Texas on the 2Stb and tbe nnt ttop waa 
Camp #*T>iGlorgio In Delano. 1S stayed in Delano. 25 were taken lu a large 
labor MBk to Marysvllle, 4 men left the truck at Merced. 21 began worklng 
In ITarysTUle eight daya altogether and were charged S2&A0 for room asd board 
for the eight daya. The camp waa abont Atc milaa ont of town toward the 
moontalns and waa run by a man named George; tbe camp waa owned by 
DlGlorglo Fruit Corporation according to the man. The men netted one dollar 
apiece for tbe elght days titne. 

The men said they wanted to Ieave thé cnmp in Marysviile and told tbe bon 
wbo said they could corne to Delano. The 22 came En a "green ngly trnck" from 
Marysrille. Tbe truck broke down on the way and they spent two houra wait- 
lng for lt to more again. Tbey didn't eat ail the way from Marysvllle to 
Delano. They had been given breakfast before they left Marysrille and tbey 
had been charged for the whole dny'a meals by the camp manager. While they 
were cotsiog from Mftrysrille to Delano, the truck did atop for food, but they 
had to pay, so only the truck driver ate. When they got to Delano. they im- 
mediately got in Une to eat with ail tbe other workers, bot someone told them 
they conldnt eat with the others and they hronght bread and bologna out to 
them to eat They bnnked lnto Camp #4. 

The next day they started working for DlGlorglo In Delano; thla was Friday. 
Janaary 7tb. They worked one day for 8 honrs and the other days for 9 hours. 
They worked every day nntil laat Saturday, Janaary 15th. They had Snndays 
ofl. They were paid tl-40 an honr, or 112.60 a day. They paid |2.25 a day foi 
room and board. They were served boiled potatoes and whlte beans every day 
for lunch. For breakfast, the flrat onee tn Une got three eggs, the others got two 
egga becaussvth* cook said, there w«ren't enongh egga becaose the cbickens were 
on strlke. 

$5 for the proning ihears they used and $5 for the blanket they needed were 
dedncted from their check and then retnmed when they turned in tbe sbeara 
and blanket before leaving. 

The flrst payTotl week, tbey eamed $88 and (35 of thls was deducted for their 
passage and meals, ïeaving Î33. Eacb sent tbig money to their wire*. The sec- 
ond payToll week, they had 3 days' work, gros.«ed 137.80, netted $5 after $32.80 
more was dedncted for passage and me»N. The |5 tbey had left, they hnd to 
pay bacfc to the man they bad borrowed 15 from when they flrat got to Delano. 
Th1 s left them wlth no money for three weeks* work. 

At no rime dnrlng thia perlod were they lnformed of a strlke in the Delano 
area. Thls lncludes El Paso, Chamlzal Agency, Maryarille, and Delano Sierra 
VIsta Camp. The men flrat fonnd ont abont the strlke when they saw the picket 
lin* on their second day in Delano bat they had to earn mme money to «end 
to their CtBillea. The second tima tney saw the plckata, they onit work. ThU 
JanassvlO. 

Whlle thèse two mes were staylng at the DiGtargio Camp, tbey oterheard 
tbe main foreman talUng with a crew bosa. Tn* crew bosa said they needed 
mon men and that 40 more «honld be comlna; from Chamlzal. The main fore- 
man said that thla wonld be Impossible ; that they eouldnt get more men becaose 
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At the Cbajalaal Agency In El Paso, before tearfng for Callforoia, tbey Mgnrt 
a amali paper which xaid t'iat if they worked $ week», tbey irnuld earn fre* 
passage of I3T..0O to Oaliforola. That la «11 the pièce of paper said. Tbe poper 
was writtçn In Spnoi*b only. 

Also when they entered tbe agency, tbe me» h»d to éacb «*▼« tbe recepuonlat 
ta tbe office thelr pa»spon* or fanUly data and tbe namç and ^ddreaa of «Ivea 
and children «re recorded on an KngUsh torm paper. This receptionlat type» in 
EngUab, altbough «b* la a SpanlBb sfîrt, She writea tbe nsm« on tbi» Engllab 
Language torm, Tb* mes cannnt read tb* EngUsh paper dot art they told what 
U oo tb* EngLiah paper, Accordtng to tbe men, tb* gtrl brl&cs tbe large Engltab 
^lawuage form and a waaJl paper In Spaatsh to tbe count«. There ls a pièce of 
carbon paper la between tbe two forum The men are asked to #ign tbcif aoxnt 
en tbe amall Spaniab-Uagnage paper which obligea the» to work two m ont tu» for 
r/ree tnjwportation — and apparently tbeir signature pénétrâtes and in recorded 
oa the Engliah lanyuage form. Tbey disttnctly remeraber thr r«r»m> mv* r - b«t 
do not harn any tdea whai tbe English form aaya. Tbe English forais are girea 
to tbe ha* driver and are then glren ov«r to tbe boas of tbe camp tbe men *tay aL 
For eiampte, tbeae men'a papera were glten to tbe UarysrMe camp bosa. They 
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Oor namea are »mnk Sala* and MatUo Bojo. We live in Presno. Pete Velaaco 
aent a maa to Fresno and be told «a tbat there waa work in Delano picking 
oranges. Six of oa came. Two of tbe men went back rtgbt away but we star éd. 
We were broogbt to a camp la BicbgroTe, Tbey told us bere tbat tbere waro't 
any work ua tbe oraasea osd we were taken to pick frspes *t *3 a ton. This hap- 
pened l.ist week. 

We worfeed four daya. He paid oa flve dollars asd told us tbat we would 
get the rest of oor money on Satnrday. We left tbe camp tbis mornlne (Tuea- 
day>. We wune walking loto Delano. 

We werea't told tbat tbere wa» a strîke in Delano. We more or les* knew 
from tbe papers. We were eharged 75 cents a day for t«insi>r'rtatinn from tbe 
camp to tbe fleid. Tbe food was O.K. He sold liqnor at tbe <-,imp. whû'b we 
dida't bvy becaase it waa too eipensiTe. He sold Un amall .Vi cent bottle of 
wiae for 11J25. 

, FttANK S.VLAS, 
1ÏATTI0 ROJO. 

(PnU and accorate translation from tbe original Spaniah.) 
DrdJX*.Tios or Josa OncEHiS 

I. José C*rdenas déclare that ; Tbe address of ait- borne [a 8G1 Panama A veuue, 
Gnlonia Cuaht«n«€, Maxicall. Bajd California, Mexico, 

We left Calexlco on Jananry 1D. 1906, aod we arrired in Pelaoo tbe une dny. 
We fouad oot that tbere was worfe in tbis area by tneons of a bus tbnt was 
parfeed oa a Street In Caleiîro, with a notice t«Hln& the people tbat there waa 
work la fhe prnninj! in Delano. 

We atoppéd tbere to ast questions, and tbey told us that tbey were paying 
81.30 an hour, plus $1.50 a row. Tbey also told na that board woold he f2.25 
a day and transportation free. Before arrlving ii) Delano, tbe same bus drlrer 
was In charge of informlns ail ioterested jiersnnx and of getting them totretber 
tu} fbat be roold brinB tbem to Delano later. He broticbt ua and disappeared, 
wîthont as ever gettinc to knotr hini. Tbe trip la»ted nine hoars, and we inada 
two stnpa, the last one 1a a little town tbat slde (soutb) of Bckersfield, wher* 
tbey gave us a donot and a cup of roffee to eat 

ArrtTiog In Delano. tbe boa driver took m dlrectly to tbe ScDêaiey camp on 
road #193. Tbere. tbe coofc. wbo li a too in charge of tbe enta* camp (be lu « 
man en lied Boberto) ajare na blanketa and put foor mes ls eacb room. Tbe 
foUowlDff day w» «tartM to work. Before learing for the BeJds, there in the 
kitchen, w» altrned aome piper» and we alao aitrned some otbera a« we Iwwirded 
tbe trnck. The» paper» were apparently contracts alx>nt the ajrreements on 
tbe board. the coat of tbe prnntng abears. etc. In Caleslco tbey <lid not tell oa 













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*£ÏÏJl"* Bàd6d farmw -° rke « *» A» Nation*! Labor Kala- 

«.ri&ÎT 6ldUd6d ^ fr0ai ™ «>™*« »<* *• Social Se- 

JÎZ^ e * dUded fttImWor kws ^ *• Unen.ployment Insur- 

a They ha TO «cluded fannworkers f™ the Fair Labor Standards 

They hâve ^xcluded them from the Wag» and Hour Art. 

tract sSïd bVSÏ US ïÏÏiS fS*"* Wh °. We ? ?° vered b ? » «>°- 
fan.» Deçartmenïï? Employât ***** <*»«un«t <*d the &U- 

days in M contract period percent of the work 

dudms the domestic farmworkerîX,^ ÏL? n ' ted S / ates ' b 7 ex " 
agreement. **«nworkers from working under a signed 

rfSr&^^SïïïiS^ PuWiC ^ 7S t0 die - ^ end 

associations aid the s£"?An qS d m 8 T lnent ^ the " ro ™' 
^Parfment of Labor \nZ n «^îT^ a PÇ™ wd bv the U.S. 

workinRconditionaT ' ° 0Tenng hlS wa S«s, hours, and 




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TlTLE OF CASE » ^. 

CESAR ESTOADA CHAVSZ 


report Macs »y 

GARY N. MAVITY 


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REFERENCES : 



Los Angeles airtel to ths Bureau, 9/17/66. 

3ureau airtel to (.TO, 9/16/66. 

Los Angeles télétypes to t H e Bureau, ?/?0/6 : ?. 

Los Angeles télétype to the Eur2au, 9/?3/c6. 
Bureau télétypes to Los Angeles, 9/?6/66. 
Los Angeles airtel to San 7rancisco, °/26/66. 
Report of SA JOSEPH C. LEARITED, 9/28/66 at L?nv: 



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File reviens in this investigation v.'rre net ccrpletor. 
and are not bein~ reported hereln inusmuch as this investigation 



v;as dis continuée". 

Files of ■ ^vere reviewed on September 19, 

1966 and no pertinen^info rmatlon _ot her than back.T round 

infor matio n was o btained. IrM»^^ surrgesf.pd th^ti 

be contacted inâgtfiUs n'' 5: 

Casa haï bcen: ptndinq over c"i« year | ] Yes ', | No; Pendinq prosecution over six months I | Yes | 1 Mo 



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ipparently conducted aome investigation regarding 
UHAV-^i in connection with the farm workers strilce at Delano. 



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was contactes 
He stated 



)n Seotem bcr 50, 

at hia office, ^_ 

tha t h e l^d had a^iimitea investigation conducted conGerning 
CHASEZ an5 the National Farm Worleers Association because of 
the agricultural strike in the Delano area; however/ before 
the investiga tion was c ompleted, he waa lnstructed by the 
leadership of^ 
iing inasrauch 



l to cease further efforts along that 




_ _ ^was recontacted on Septsmber 23, 1Q66 

at which time he furniahcd his file. A review of this file 
disclooed only background information which would hâve tesn 
pertinent to this investigation and no ■"•ubverniv:; information 
was noted concernons CHAVS2. 



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Fi.ld Offic. Fil. «, ff 161-1028 



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* C3SAR ESTRADA CHAVEZ 



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"Associates comment favorably. Arrest record set forth, 

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Septenber 26, 19bb advised she ha- not lie ara th 




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name menfrioned In connection v/lth the Commuais t P.^rty (CP) 
or wlth CP front group actlvltles. 




AT SAN FRJfllCISCO, CALIFORNIA 




^^^^ jeci tnat ne i/as acquainted with the Appointée by 

TOTToïion and everythimr thgt he had h^srd was ^oodj hov.'svsi", 

he did not recall the Appointée having worked for thç 

American Frlen ds Servi ce Com m ittee in San 

ie r^rcallec trîât WIL1* 11USS of the Conimunity service 
ou.wization had done some organizational vjork fer the 
Amerioan Frlends Service Committee in San Jone at ono tirne and 
nay hava used the Appointée in that re3ard. 



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the 'Àppo! 



3tâtèd that-. 
iwould probably be somewhat better acqua^ 
Stee. 




~**On Sept ember 26, 

hat his flrst-hand knowledge or tne Appointée 
e#limited. However, his churchhas sponaored aeveral 
people whohave been working wlth the Appointée and everythinç 
he has heard concernlng the Appointée is favorable. He 3tated 
that he first met the Appointée about two years a~;o and bas 
been very lmpres3ed by his lntegrlty and nincerity and he 
considère h in to be a peroon of the hi^hest callber. île 
had no question a" to the Appointée 's character, associâtes 
or loyalty. He stated that he has a great Personal appeal, 
relates to people well and i3 not over-bearin3 bu^T^/esan 
'Impression of quiet sincerity. In conclusion, F 
recommended the Appointée highly for a position of trust and 
confidence. 




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regard for hlm. He stated that in the récent activities 
Involving the agricultural workers- in the Delano area, 
CHAVEZ emphasized no violence. He stated that he has always 
considered .CHAVEZ to be of extremely good character and a 
sincère individual eoncernlng whom he had no quant-ion. Ile 
recoi^ËtfBL^^highly for a position of trust and confidence. 



The followin^ investigation was conducted by 
SE DONALD-*. CLOV/ARD: 



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~ The following investigation was conducted by 
SA STEWART A. MORLEY: 



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NEIGHBORHOOD 



On September 23, 1966, it was observe d that 220 
North Sutter Street is strictly a conimercial area of djwntown 
Stockton. Inquiry at 223 and 220 South Sutter Street doter-- 
mined that no one had re3ided in the neightcrhood for over one 
year and the Appointee's name was unknovn. It is noteô that 
220 South Sutter falls in an area where there is a stores 
yard for the Stockton Thrift Store. The entire east s^e of 
the 200 block on South Sutter Street i3 a commercial dévelop- 
pent with no apartments or residential dwellin^s. 

• ASS0CIAT2 



On September 26. 1966 



^ aavised he first met the Appointe: -,;hen the 

appointée was leading the march of grape pickers from Delano 

to Sacramanto, California . The marchers staye.d over ni -ht 
at Stockton 




about six 
the zrape 



or seven 
rtrilcers 



hearing 



ago when 

at Delano, 



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fotated he found the Appointée to be a 
very personable, sincère person who had his backing for the 
cause the Appointée uas striving. He stated that to his 
knowledge, the Appointee's loyalty was not a matter of 
question and felt he could favorably recoramend the Appointée 
to a position of national responsibility. He further advi~.ed 
he had met the Appointee's wife and young son ^;hen the; r were 
in Stockton and v;as favorably impressed by Mrs. CIÎAV^Z. 






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Lntee or his spou3e could 
be located In thelr respective flle3. 

The following investigation was conductad by 
IC ??JZDERICK M. FilSEMAN: 



AT SACRAMENTO, CALIFORHIA 




Arrest2d o 

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Départaient unû 
"umber 



Ail A3: CZ3AR CHAVSZ iiSTîïADA; 



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June 30, 1966 



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Irosr BTrsctor PS»! (161-4719) - 9 i 

CX8A1 CHATXZ 
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Re 1FO report dâted 9/39/66 containing ths résulta 
of investigation conducted regarding Chavex prior to 9/27/66, 
vben tbe investigation vas discontinued. 

1Ï0 furnisb Los Angeles Office a copy of urep and 
enclosures for information inasmuch as Chaves résides in 
Delano, Californie, covered by Los Angeles Office. 




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Labor of the Coanlttea on Labor and Public Welfare, UnltedVV - 
i^tat-s Sennte, 89th Congreaa, whlch centaine a etatemnfr hf"?* 
CESAR CHAVE3 (page a ^61- 387)! ^^ 

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CESARIO ESTRADA CHAVEZ, 

César Estrada Chavez 


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The title has been marked changed inasmuch as the 
true name, CESARIO ESTRADA CHAVEZ ,< was the name used when 
CHAVEZ registered for Sélective Service and is the full true 
name çiven by CHAVEZ when ne spoke wlth one of the Los 
I Angeles Agents on September 20, 1966. 

! REFERENCES : Bureau airtel to Washington Field Office 

■ 9/15/66 

' Bureau télétype to Los Angeles 9/27/66 



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Thls report contins results of investigation 
conducted prlor to discontinuance and, therefore, is net 
complète ._ 



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OPIES MADC; 



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SPECIAL AGENT 
INCHARGI 



1 - Bureau (161-4719) 

(AIR MAIL - REGISTERED) 

1 - Los Angeles (I6I-I087) 



Dlisonlnotloo Record of Attachait Roport 



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becauee data reported from LA T-l thrcugh IA T-7'could 
reaaonablgt resuit in the identification of confidential 
informante of continuing value and compromise the future 
effectivœes* thereof. 





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Sélective tlèrVlce System, tJOO Truxton , BaKeTB^F^d, 
California, furniahed the following information to 
SA CONRAD N. SHAH on September 20, I966: CESARIO ESTRADA 
CHAVEZ, Sélective Service Number 4-77-27- l4l, wae born 
March 31, 1927» at Yuma, Arizona. Be régis tered with 
Local Board 77 at Bakersfield, California, on August 30, 
19^8, at which time he was unemployed and single. The 
file reflects that he served with the United States Navy 
from March 20, 1946 until January 19, I9A8, at which time 
he received an honorable discharge. His United States 
Navy Sériai Number was 5678566, and at the time of 
registration with Sélective Service, he reslded afc Box 
1012, Delano, California. A Sélective Service Classification 
Questionnaire executed by CESARIO ESTRADA CHAVEZ on 
September 20, 1948, lists his Social Security Number as 
548-32-6058, and showed his employment to be "farm worker". 
A request"for a duplicate Notice of Classification received 
from CHAVEZ on March 10, 1959, gave his résidence address 
as 26U5 Wright Road, Oxnard, California. 




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October 11, I966 

161-1087 

CESARIO ESTRADA CHAVEZ 



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SPECIAL INQUIRY 



Synapth: 



CESARIO ESTRADA CHAVEZ, born March 31, 1927, at Yuma, 
Arizona, is married to HELEN CHAVEZ, née Fabela, and 1s 
the father of eight children. CHAVEZ and his family 
réside at 1221 Keningston Lane, Delano, Califomia. 
CHAVEZ is currently Director of the>United Farm Workers 
Organizing Committee - American Fédération of Lâbor- 
Congress of Industrial Organizations (UFWOC - AFL-CIO) 
vrhich was formerly the National Farm Workers Association, 
(NFWA), of which he was also Director. His headquarters 
are located at 102 Albany Street, Delano, Califomia. 
CRAVES crganized the NFWA in Delano, Califomia, in I962, 
with membership consisting of farm workers in the Delano, 
Califomia area. CHAVEZ and the NFWA hâve participa ted 
in a sfcrike against agricultural growers in the gênerai 
Delano area, since September 1965j which has continued 
to some degree to this date. In la te August 1966, faim 
workers of the Delano area cast ballots to be represented 
by the UFWOC in negotiating wlth growers. This vas after 
NF WA a nd UFWOC had merged with CHAVEZ continuing as Director. 
CHAVEZ was employed by the Community Services Organisation 
at Los Angeles and other areas in Southern Califomia, 
1958 to 1962. Many community leaders in Delano, Californie 
area do not recommend CHAVEZ for Government employment. 
Some s ta ted they did not believe CHAVEZ is sincère in the 
professed purpose of the year long strike. Others feel 



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CHAVEZ ls a trouble maker having caused racial strlfe In 
the commun! ty vrhlle stlll others vill not recoranend 
CHAVEZ because of the individuel» with wtiom ha associâtes 
and who bave assieted him In dlrectlng the NFVA and the 
UFWOC. 'TfrflBoeiates In the NPWA, now the UPWOC, highly 
reconwertÉ CHAVEZ as to chsracter, réputation, loyalty, 
associâtes, and abl litv. Arres t record for C HAVEZ. hie 
wlfe, Hlt£NCIIAVEZ,l ■■■■■■I^H 

set forth. AppropriateH(^^K'ecordi checked and 
disclosed no unfavorable Information concerning CHAVEZ 
or members of hls Immédiate famlly. 






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Mr. CKSARIQ" ESTRADA CHAVEZ, Director of the 
United Farm Workers Organizing Committee - American 
Fédération of Labor-Congreea of Industriel Organisations 
(UFVOC"* AFL-CIOK formerly the National Farm Workers 
Association (NFWÂJ, at his insistence, furnished the 
followthg information to SA CONRAD V. SHAW on September £), 
1966. Contact with Mr. CHAVEZ was ma de at the UFWOC Office, 
102 Albany Street, Delano, California. Mr. CHAVEZ advised 
ne was born CESARIO ESTRADA CHAVEZ on March 31, 1927, at 
Yuma, Arizona, and that he is generally known as CESAR 
ESTRADA CHAVEZ. He advised he had completed the eighth 
grade at the Junior High School in Brawley, California. 
He married HELEN FABELA at Las Vegas, Nevada, In 19^8. 
and now has the following children: FERNANDO CHAVEZ, 
âge 17; SYLVIA CHAVEZ, âge 16; LINDA CHAVEZ, âge 15; 
ELOISA CHAVEZ, âge l4; ANNA CHAVEZ, âge 12; PAUL CHAVEZ, 
âge 10; ELIZABETH CHAVEZ, âge 8; and ANTHONY CHAVEZ, 
âge 7. Mr. CHAVEZ advised that his wlfe and children 
réside wJ th him at 1221 Kensington Lane, Delano, 
California. Mr. CHAVEZ advised he has the following 
close relatives: father, LIBRADO CHAVEZ; mother, JUANA 
ESTRADA CHAVEZ; and LIBRADO CHAVEZ, JR., a brother, ail 
of whom réside at 53 or 57 Scharff Avenue, San José, 
Californie., He identified other merabers of the famlly 
as- RICHARD CHAVEZ, brother, 630 Belmont, Delano, 
California; RITA C. MEDIKA, sister, âge ko, 158 Grant, 
San José, California; and EDUVIGES CHEVEZ LASTRA, sister, 
âge 33» who lived three doors from CHAVEZ 1 S mother on 
Scharff Avenue in San José. Califnrnl». 



Past Résidences 



Mid i960 to 
March 1962 



Mid 1958 to 
Mid i960 



(?) Foison» Stree't 

(Corner of Folsom and 

Fickett) 

Los Angeles, California 

Street unrecalled 
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1956 to 1958 



PaBt Byloymenta 



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Late 1954 to 
Mid 1958 



Several unrecalled addresses 
San José, Callfornla 



Connounlty Strvices Organizatlôn 
(CSO), throughout Callfornla 

Industriel Area Foundation 
(IAF), throughout the SV^te 
of Callfornla 



Unepeclfied 
perlod of 
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American Frlends Service 
Conmlttee (AFSC), San 
José, Callfornla 



Mr. CHAVEZ stated that the headquarters for 
the CSO vas at Los Angeles, Callfornla; headquarters 



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Mr. CHAVEZ advised he vas not aware of any 
tentatiye appolntment for a position with the Fédéral 
Government and he would not accept such an appolntment 
if ït took. him away from hls présent work, as he is 
dedlcated to what he ls dolng in the farm labor 
organizatlôn. CHAVEZ 6aid he dld not intend to leave his 
î.'ovk. in Delano, Callfornla, to accept any appolntment 
or any type of work. outside of the Delano, Callfornla 
area. 




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Southern Californie vere involved in the strihe. It vas 
„ ■ i ';,-'■ r*portea that aost of the youtha Involved In the strike 
ïM$~ ■!«« In the Dubois Clubs (see appendix) and that there 
- r -*— ----- were nany veaknesses In connection vitn thèse young 

people. It m polnted out that the youtha hâve a 

tendency to become romantically Involved In the struggle and 
■*=».-.-. -i,-. the arrest of CESAR CHAVEZ, Dlrector of the NFKA, resulted 

from youths of the Dubois Clubs vho had convinced CHAVEZ 
: ; '- ; to go into the county area and once CHAVEZ vas in the 
;:,;■ ._■--.- county» he «as served with a subpoena for the illégal use 
■tér'r""- °* « bull horn. It vas concluded that it is necessary to 

spe|l out the rôle of the Dubois youth in the strike and 
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residedit 2457 Polsom Street^LosAngelea, f rom about 
June i960 until March 1962 . t| m stated he 
and hi^fmnlly are close personal frlends of the CHAVEZ 
family and they had vlslted wlth the CHAVEZ famlly at the 
Polsom Street address on numero us occasions pri rnr tn Mar^h 
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CHAVEZ for ïï^proximatel^ f and he ha s never had 
any reason to question nlscharacter, associâtes, 
réputation, or loyalty. He advised that CHAVEZ is very 
dedicated to the migrant farm worker in Californla, 
and he highly recommended him for any position in the 
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she recalled CESAR CHAVEZ and his famlly as her 
j-mmedlate nei ghbors for about one year ^B"Tftl5^ fchtfA**l?6&. • 

:ommented favorably concerning the character, 
?eputatlQ|F> ' loyal ty and associâtes of. the CHAVEZ famlly, 
stating Sue had llttie or no social contact with the famlly 
and ther^ore» although she regarded thera as good neighbors, 
she did'not feel she could specifically comment regarding 
the ablllty of Mr. CHAVEZ. 




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SA O'NEILL on September di, l^bb, that CESAR E. CHAVEZ and his 
famlly had resided at 2465 Wright Road for approximately a 
year about 1959. He said the CHAVEZ famlly enjoyed a good 
réputation in the neighborhood and that although he did not 
-hâve social contact with the CHAVEZ famlly, he°felt the 
character, réputation and î^vaitv of CHAVE Z and bis famlly 
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he was a TUFêctor or tne Commuhïty Services Organlzatlon 
(CSO) ariï vas In De la no for. the pûrpose of assistlng the 

ït s^t lbhs of the commun! ty to obtain curbs and gutters, 
said CHAVEZ. did 
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returned to ueiano and she tnought he was then selllng 
some type of burlal Insurance ,^^hougt^he was not certain 
which company he représentée. <| W sald that shortly 
thereafter, CHAVEZ began-^an un^nfcnownas the National 

ruxiu KWiACib Abbuuiaiiiuii ^umAJ xn taie l/cl<iiiu aica, aiiu 

since that time he has been active in union activities. 
■ ^said that in about April 1965, a nephew of 
CESAR CHAVEZ and a son of RICHARD CHAVEZ, was involved in 
a gang fight at the local high school, which the local 
police officers quickly broke up, taking the participants 
to the police department from where parents of the youths 
involved were contacted to come to the police department 
to get their children. | ^sald the next day 
CHAVEZ c*Iled a meeting bf leaders t of Mexican-American 
organizations in Delano and DOLORES^HUERTA and GILBERT 
PADILLA, who hâve been very closely associated with 
CHAVEZ in the farm workers moveraent, talked to those 
assembled being very critl cal or and condemning the actions 

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to contact members of their respective organizations in 
an effort to organize a large protest of the action of the 
Delano Police Department and also to picket the local high 
school and the Delano Police Department. She sald that 
several members of the various organizations were contacted 
the next day and that no sympathy for a large picket Une 
or other démonstration was évident and CHAVEZ was so informed. 



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Department and tne schools of Delano hâve always enjoyed 
the support of the people in the community. She said 
inspite of the request by CHAVEZ for démonstrations, the 
great majority of the people in Delano saw no purpose 
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involvedin the fight to the police départaient and then 
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of CHAVEZ and an officer ïh thVuhited Farm Workers 
Organizing Ccmmittee (UFWOC) majfce à"*statement to the 
gênerai effect that the Anglos took Çallfo.rnia from the 
Mexicans and the Mexican-Americans should nov take it back. 
She sald VALDEZ 13 very défini tely antl-Anglo and 
frequently refers to the Anglos as "Gringos", which she 
stated is a derogatory term. 

'sald she does not believe that 
CHAVEZ is a cammunlst, but feels he has utilized 
communists and communlst sympathizers to achieve his 
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of CESAR CffivVÏ^^WIides^ in_Dela.no * ànd is generally well 
regarde d-tn the commun! ty /'"'She said that roany people of 
Mexican ancestory are unhappy with the "mess that CESAR 
CHAVEZ has created in Delano and then pointed out that 
RICHARD CHAVEZ does not support or sustain CESAR CHAVEZ 
in his attitude toward law enforcement and the citizens 
of Delano, California. She said from her knowledge of 
CESAR CHAVEZ, she could not with a clear conscience 
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said that she could locate no employaient recorc 
and does not know if there was once a record of the employaient 
and if there was, where it could be located at the présent 
time. She pointed out that CSO Headquarters in Los Angeles 
hâve been changed several times and that many staf f chan ges 
hâve taken place since Mr. CHAVEZ worked for CSO. 

said that CHAVEZ worked as the Los Angele 

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of an unfa^ôrable or derogatory nature regarding CHAVEZ' 
employment with CSO and felt he had bee n a good director 
and a very h*rd worker. ^ Hp highly reconmended 

CHAVEZ "as to his character^assoc^tes^ réputation and loyalty 
and stated" that she knows Mrs. CHAVEZ and the CHAVEZ children 
and regards ail of them as respectable people and loyal 
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CHAVEZ since she is avare that he has corne in contact with 
some "left wingers", which she described as individuals with 
a communist background, in his work with the NFWA. She said 
that this is the case in any type or organ izational èndeavo r 
such as the NFWA organizing farm workers. fl ^ 

said that she knows that Mr. CHAVEZ did not knowingly 
associate with or be lnfluenced by an individual having 
communistlc interest. She went on to say thatto her 
knowledge, CHAVEZ has never associated with any subversive 
organlzation and be lleves he ls def initely opposed to any 
such organlzation. 9 said she would highly 
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is a" f ±nM family man and commented very favorably conceming 
his charftcter, répu tation, assoc iâtes, abillty and loyalty to 
the United States. ■ ^said that whlle CHAVEZ was 
associated vrlth CSO nenacHSeen a sincère, diligent and hard 
worker and that she would highly recommend him for a position 
of trust and responsibility in Government. 



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-, that he first met CESAB E. CHAVEZ in 1958 
sn CHAVEZ came to the- Oxnard area as an organizer* 
Lty Service Organisation of Los Angeles." : y- v > 

itated that CHAVEZ 'orgahized a drive to hâve £ 

citizenship courses presented in Oxn ard high schools for 
Spanish sneak lng Mexican -Amerlcans. 

^^^^^^^^^^^^ and attempts were maaê"^7T^Tôw the 
Mex^an^Americans to t ake the exami nât ion for citizenship in 
the Spanish language. ^ ^ said that the governinent 
decided this was not possio^eana th at manv di scontinued 
at tendance 




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t$. He said that CHAVEZ always wore a 
turtle neck sweater and slacks, ma klng a very _s loppy personal 
appearance. It was the opinion of j| ^that CHAVEZ 
urged the Mexican-American eliens to obtain citizenship for 
Personal gain to them, such as Social Security bonefits, and 
that he was not specifically interested in helping them obtain 
U.S. citizenship out of patriotic reasons, nor dld he ever 
speak fayor ably concerning the U.S. to the Mexican-Ameriçan 
students ^^^^^^^^^ 

■ ^stated he did not personally associate 
with CHAVEZandtnerefore did not feel he could comnent on 
his character. He said he seriously doubted the loyalty of 
CHAVEZ to the United States as he appeared to agitate the 
Mexican-Americans and frequently spoke of the down-trodden 
Mexican and Mexican-American farm workers and the déplorable 
conditions the Government of the United States permitted to 






of CHAVEZ ; he felt Mr. CHAVEZ was 

well educated Mexican-Americans 

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position y ith the Fédé ral Government. Concerning the abllity 

of CHAVEZ,^ ^stated he vas a very good speaker and 

apparently vas quite successful as an organizer in the 
Mexican-AÏttrican commun! ty of Oxnard. He said that generally 

CHAVEZ ha^ the réputation of being an agitator and trouble 
maker becluse of his continuing statements to the Mexican 

and the Ϋxican-American farm workers concerning their alleged 
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cane tolOxnard, California, as an organizer for the 
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He said the purpose of the organization was the 

gênerai improvement of the Oxnard area. ^ W 

said that the efforts of CHAVEZ in many waysparaneled 
the activities of the Oxnard Civic Improvement 
Organization. He said irom hls knowledge of CHAVEZ, 
he regards his character, réputation, associâtes, and 
loyalty to the United States as excellent. He said he 
ls a hard working and sincère indlvidual and appears to 
hâve a gre at ability to organize and direct indlviduals, 
f jï said he knew nothing of an unfavorable nature 
concernlng Mr. CHAVEZ and, therefore, reconsaended him 
favorably for any position of confidence or trust with 
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fréquent Contact with CHAVEZ in CSO activities and that he has 

"been in fréquent contact with CHAVEZ since September, 19^5, 
when the National Farm Workers Association (NFWA ) was 
initiated in the Delano area. f Wf stated that 

the NFWA was an independent unionunTil^iteAugustj 19^6, 
3.z which time it affiliated with the AFL-CIO and currently 
is known as the United Farm Workers Organizing Committee, 
AFL-CIO (UFWOC). He said that CHAVEZ still is the director 
and that it appears as though former officers and employées 

.-of the NFWA hâve been continued in their same capacities with 
the UFWOC. 

M ^ 'advised that CHAVEZ is married 

to HELEN CHAVEZanatnat they are the parents of seven or 
eight children, ranging from 17 years of âge to about six 
years of âge. He said that CHAVEZ has two brothers, RICHARD 
CHAVEZ, who lives at 630 Belmont Street, Delano, and a second 
brother wkose name and address are not known to ESPINOSA, 

advised that he does not believe 

CHAVEZ is sincère in his proclaimed désire to help the migrant 
farm workers but feels that CHAVEZ is only out for what personal 
gain hè can acquire. He said that CHAVEZ cornes from a family 
of migrant farm workers and even though CHAVEZ has had little 
formai éducation, he appeared to be of above average 
intelligence and particularly skilled in talking to and 
leading thepoorandfrequently uneducated migrant farm 
worker. S ^ said that CHAVEZ is not particularly 

artlculat^^u^nas ^n^^er^ona2__magn etism that appeals to 
the farm workers. M p said that he definitely 

feels that CHAVEZ do^WWWÎavethe ability to make the policy 
décisions necessary to operate the NFWA or the UFWOC and 
even though he is the head man of the union, he does not 
regard him as a qualified leader. He said that even though 
CHAVEZ may be intelligent enough to handle the union and its 
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make an acceptable présentation. ^ ■ said 

CHAVEZ appears to be unable to carryonan^^rtellTgent 
conversation on any subject other than organizin g the mig rant 
worîcer and the strike situation at Delano. 




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;aid that from his personal knowledge or 'JriAViZ, 
1 lieves he wou.id "os sasil -,r swa^ed b v individuals with. 
whom he ^iosely associâtes and was somewhat critical of the 
réputation of the immédiate a ssociâtes of 

to be leaders in the UFWOC . 41 

mentioned LUIS VALDEZ, whom he described :rom personal 
knowledge as a "revoiutionary type individual' 1 . He said thai 
he was aware that VALDEZ had been in Cuba fer a thr°e menth 
period about 1962 ailegedly for training in revoiutionary 
tactics. He said that he feit individuals such as LUIS 
VALDEZ were a détriment to the ultimate success of the UP.vCC 
as their real purpose is to improve the conditions cf the 
migrant farm worker. 




_ "advised that during the "J.3. 

Senate Subcommittee hearings on farm labor prcblems at Delano 
in the spring of i960, CHAVEZ had testified" that he had never 
with the Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF) . 

said he is aware that this statement is .not 

true ana that in a ietter to DICK SNYDER, reporter of _£Ké 
"Bakersfield Californian M , a daily newspaDer* 3AUL Dï*ALI?ïSKY 
of the IA F „„ Chicag o. Illinois, advised that, "CESAR CHAVEZ 
was a staff member"of the Industrial Areas Foundation for a 
number of years . We hâve always taken great pride in his 
deve^jmgn^^s^n organizer, in his integrity and his ability, 
fl ■ said this is in direct conflict with the 

testimony of CHAVEZ before the U.S. Senate 3ubcommit-ee, 
which rsflects on the honesty of CHAVEZ and might possibly 
be grounds for perjury against CHAVEZ. 



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advised that . 
an^at torney from Sari Francisco, California, is 
associate of CHAVEZ "and ha s spen't pfâcTîTaLLy full -ime in 
Delano since Dec arabe r _. l?c"5, helping CHAVEZ in the furtherar. 



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HOFFMAN le the légal wind of CHAVEZ and the UFWOC, formerly 
the MFVA. ^H H aald that although he could not 

prove lt, he understands that HOFFMAN vas eonneoted wlth the 
Free Speech Movewent on the eampue of the Uhlveraity of 
Califonila at Berkeley, Californie. He aald that In hia 
opinion, the aasoclation of CHAVEZ wlth LUIS VAUDEZ, ALEXANBER 
P. HOFFMAN and others elosely aurroundlng CHAVEZ wlll in the 
long run be detrlwental to the profesaed votives of thla 
organisation and wlll reflec^rôon^hjL£haraeter and 
réputation of CHAVEZ. êj ^aald he feela in hls 

own nlnd that TALUEZ and HOFttlAii, ae well aa other close 
associâtes of CHXVEZ, are "left of enter", whloh he stated 
would lndicate hâve Inclinations toward eoaaaunlaw. or 
socialisa but he could offer no oonorete proof of thla. 

__^__^_^_^_ i _ sald that CHAVEZ and hia asaoolatea 
hâve aeriouaiy ciarupted she oeowninity of Delano, California. 
CHAVEZ villiflee and condemns thoae who dleagree with hia. 
He aald that CHAVEZ and hia "militant few aaaoolatea" hâve 
ralïed to cause a real strlke of farm workera in Delano but 
that their plcketing and boyoottlng aotlvltles hâve 
aeriouaiy dlarupted the nonal course of business in the 
ooDBRinlty. He sald he does not feel that CHAVEZ haa pernltted 
the worker in the fields to express hls vlev and that pieketa 
fart he ring CHAVEZ 1 cause hâve harrasaed and threatened fana 
workera in the fleld, althougt^HAVEZJjimaelf only appeara 
when publlcity la involved . 4Ê B * ai d he makes 

thla otate ment froa nia own observations and went on to state 
that CHAVsz haa collectée a couple of lazy union membera who 
would be collée ting uneaployaent compensation if they were 
not affiliated and reoeiving financial asslstanie froa the 
OFWOC. 

M p stated that he hlnaelf la a Mexiean- 

American, naving «ne saae Daekground as CHAVEZ, that is hia 
parente were poor migrant fant workera and went on to aay 
that he wholeheartedly dlaapprovea of CHAVEZ 1 méthode in 
aiiêtfêdij^tgringt© isproTê the conditions of the farm worker. 
éfj m >*ld that prior^p^he tine CHAVEZ organlzed 

the NFWA, probably about 1962,^ ^ admlred CHAVEZ 
considerably but that his aotlvitlea during the paafcAro 
or three yeara bave changed hia alnd oonpletely.f] | 
aald he oould not vouch for the character, reputationor^^ 
loy&lty of CHAVSZ to any degré e at the présent time and aald 
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Wlth regard to the posslblllty of CHAVEZ belng ' 
►d to any position of Importance wlth the U.S. Government^ 
sald he does not feel CHAVEZ 1s In any way 
qualiried. "TTe "polnted out CHAVEZ does not hâve the educatlonal 
background to succeed In any type of position wlth the 
Government and that he ls too easlly led by others. He sald 
he serlously regards any appointaient of CHAVEZ to a position 
wlth the Government as a step whlch would adversely affect 
the community of Delano, Callfornla, and other nearby 
agricultural communltles. 








on August 21, 1964, boarded American 

Airlines Fllght 901 at Chicago, Illinois, en routa to San 
Francisco, Callfornla* Ha «as slttlng In seat number 24 
la tha tourlst section of the plana and the seat naxt to 
bis «as occupled by a n Individuel who sald his nama vas 
VALDEZ. Accordlng to M W> VALDBZ stated that ha 

had graduatad frca Sajwosestate Collège in elther June 
1963 or June 106». and t hat ha lived In San José, 
Callfornla. ■ p polnted out that VALDEZ talked 
during tha entiretnree hour trlp concernlng his récent 
trlp to Cuba end claisted ha returned to the United States . 
by way of Paris. France. VALEËZ clalmed to hava gona to ^ 
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Progressive Labor Party) and that ha had actually been 
In Cuber for a perl od of tw o months at tha expense of tha 
Cuban Oovernment. fl ^dalmed that VALDEZ exhlbited 
a photograph of TALDEZ and FIDEL CASTRO taken at a 
baseball gaae. 

M V*Aid that during tha trlp VALDEZ read 
from a book DyTÊHIl en titled " State of Révolution" or 
"Révolution of State". ■■■I claiaed VALDEZ had stated 
he was not a CP member, but belleved tha communist 
philosophy iras a better System of go verraient than the 
dame «tic System of the United State». VALDEZ pralaed 
the great progreaa being made In Cuba aince CASTRO took 
over and claiaed that the American prees waa not 
objective in the reporting of iifê in Cuba under CâStmO* 
■ f said that VALDEZ seemed to hâve a knowledge of 
cPactivity in the United Statea and had commented that 
sometlms in the future he hoped to go to Communiât China 
with a group of atudenta under tha sponsorship of the 
same Frogreaaive Labor Organisation. 



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The f ollowlng letter by LUIS MXflDBCXâLCB?^ 
dlrected "to Sélective Service BoarcTTi'uînBer 62, San 
José, callfornia, was prlnted in the publication 
"Spark - Western Voice for Révolution, " publiBhed in 
San Frandfaco, California by the Progressive Labor Party 
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My Un lerter ta you was wrlt- 
ten on the eve (June 9, 1964) of 
my departure for Cuba. Before 
thaï tjme, as well as a/ter, J 
signed public, déclarations of my 
refusai to fight in Vietnam and ' 
the Dominicin Republic. If the ' 
FBI. which has Vept up a constant,' 
cclmlnal surveillance on my prt- 
«U« affalrs, hit not tnformed you ' 
al. my politicil sentiments, then* 
l<\ thi* letter — once and for aU 
— clarify my position, 



Thii ■ameterrHoryhisspa»T»ed 
Barry Goldwa:cr ani Lyndoa BJ 
Johnson. »-ho are re;»r*»eninlv*jl' 
of the *hit« po,->j].tn,n that squatte* 
on the land *ai uijrpfd it aerti 
by acre, wlth the full support of 
tbeir governmem. 

la addition to tht had, the na- 
rfve population of Meslcanf and 
lndiant passed Into Yankee hands. 
Saved from actual s la ver y by on» 
of the provisions of ihe Treaty of 
Cuadalupe Hidalgo, thèse "na- 
ïves" nonetheless became facile 
viaims of the American Way of 
Life. i 

The Mexicans. or rathtr ilie 
"Mexican-Americans**- were ncir 
citizens of the Ur.itcd Suies and 
tbus immediately accessible for 
légal exploitation. 

Utiliiing thèse peons as a per- 
fect source of cheap "sioop labor." 
the Yankee farmers became agri 



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U should be enough to say that ' ^itm-al industrialiste and Insu. ; 

I am of Mexican descent.Assumlng ' tutei j t he monoplics that exist to- j 

bovever, that you are as ignorant ' j av throughout the Southwest. j 

of the plight of iry pécule as most J t^ Mexican was thus left tohis l 

gringos, hère ls a Unie American own f«e, vrithout a government, | 

bistory. without représentation, without ! 

Ou July 26, 1964 Fidel Castro nope . SQUALOR. POVERTY,' j 



spokt at Santiago de Cuba. It 
vai my rare privilège and nonor 
to wltness that address. In whlcb 
be sald: . . ' - ■ 

"Mexico ls the eouasry «febec: 
of^half of its terriiory by thej 
Urlted States; Mexico ls the coun- 



STARVATION, ABYSMAL II*- 
UTERACY, DISCRIMINATION, It 
MIGRANT LABOR are hls wages 
In America, 

The Mexican In the United States 
bas been, and continues to be, no 
les s a victim of American Im- 



trf that bas suffered in lts flesb* perla llsm than bis imgo verished 



and in Us blood from tb* claws at 
iirfperiallsra." . . 

Betveen 1838 and 1853, to be ! 
more exact, the NorUt Américain t 
noie 949.808 square miles of lawi it 
unimaginabty rich ta agricultun :, ,' 
oil and minerai r «sources; ai i -. 
gavr the Mexican governmenf, ', 
\vhi± bad no choice In the mat- ^ 
te.r,| a mère 25 million dollar». '. 

This territory ls now occupied j 
by the states of Texas. Nïvada. ! 
L'rah, California7~rrrw ï "Mexico, ! 
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In the _yordi _of the Second Dec- " "tvKên Air.ertc. Inspires ■ nypo- 
laratlon of lUvaiu, tcU hlm of critical raçli m a gain s* ail chu 
"misery, feulai exploitation, II- colorcd pcople's of tKé world — 
literacy. survatioa wages" and | browa, yellow end blick; 
he will tell you that you speak of ! When police brutaUty, national 
Te*»»; («II hlm of "discrimina- .' and International, becomes our.- 



. tien, oppression by the oligarchies, 
uncmployment, rhe policy of ré- 
pression a£alnsttheworkers,"and 
be «111 tell you thut you speak of 
Californie: tell hlm of U.S. domi- 
nation In Latin America, and he 
«III tell you that be knowt that 
Shark and «lut he devouri, be- 
uuh he bas li»ed in lu very 
enrralls. 

Mien a Ilar like Lyndon John- , 
sot, uho (the fact has been pub- 
UsUtd) first gained élective office 
through the fraduluent use of 80, 
000 Mexicin-American "votes" 
in Texas, becoroes Président: 

\Vhen a stupid, raclst U.S. Sen- 
ator such «s George Murphy can 
pralse the use of bracer'o labor 
because Mexicans are "built 
doser to the ground"; 

When reactionary,fascisigringo 



I domestic way of . life ■; well as 
oor forelgn policy; 

THEN, senores, how can you fit 
there »o eomfortablyawareofyâur 
"dvic duty" and expect me to r't- 
ipond to your call for more mini- 
kr<i assassins? I 

You must think I am a pacia'*t| 
WUch Is to say thaï I am not un- 
wfcling to learn the effective usa 
of firearms.We are ail murderert, 
due to the simple fact of our exls- . 
tence In an âge of génocide and 
ma sa destruction. I merely re- 
serve the righc to choose wnom- 
ever l must MIL 

You must also know that I be- 
Ileve in the Constitution and shall 
indeed fight to préserve lis prin- 
cipes for ail meo. T 

The éventa In Vietnam and Ae 
Dominlcan Republlc do. In f:ct. 



farmers through the California .endanger that Constitution. 



CrewerS Association refuse topay 
Mexican - Americms sUvLng In 
their flelds the minimum wage 
oscessary to the survival of their 
familles; but continue to h»rp and 
pressure the boys in Washington 



to reinstate the defunct bracero j 
program; 

When Mexlcan-Americans are 
counted among the dead in the ré- 
cent, prophétie Insurrection in 
Watts, which immediatelyreminds 
one of the infamous "Zoot Suit" ' 
riots Ut Las Angeles during World 

_War II; 

— When American Marines (40 per- 
cent of them Negro) are sent to 



Bur the problem is not the Viet- 
;ong. Il lsnottheDominicanrebels 
Wher. It Is the POWER of our 
own country. It Is the' ever-fed 
apathy of the American people, 
who fail to see or c*re how their 
"Mandate for Peace" has been 
brutally and cynically mocked. 

Il is the growini power invesied^ 
in one man, one insane Texan, 
surrounded by sycophants andpro- 
fessional soldiers anxious and im- 
patient for their professional w:ir. 
It is coW plss-yellow fear oçf a 
changing vrorldandtheunconsciMUl - 
désire for nuclear suicide. 

Nevertheless, Afrlca, Asie and 



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prias a social révolution for con- United States cannot forever fatteo 
stintlonal reform, and to prevent ' ton the bloody excreiae flt of war . 
tbe<legally elected Président Juan» 1 Wlll Not 
Bosch from returninf to ni* peo- 
pl*ï "" 

When the Unjted States main- 
tains, retains, and pfocects dlc- 
tatorfhlps, such as theSmezibro- 
tbera. in Nicaragua, France In 
Spaln. and Chlang in Formosa;dle* 
tatorship» ail over the world 
against the ?*fui*xi- will of the 
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National Farm Workers 
Association (NFMA) and 
United Jfcrm Workers 
OrganizâÈg Committee - ■ 
Aaerica# Fédération of Labor- 
Congres» of Industriel Organisation 
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he ha s known CESAR ESTRADA 
_since about _ 
_ CHAVEZ fonnerly wori 
communrcy^service Organization (CSO), assisting 
familles in "ghetto" type areas help themselves 
gutters, sewage facilities, sidewalks and other 
wcuid help thèse people raise their standard of 



advised 
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eu ror the 
low income 
in obtainlng 
items which 
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He said CHAVEZ stayed with the CSO until April, 
1962, when he moved to Delano to found the NFWA and become its 
Director. He described. CHAVEZ as a loyal American citizen, 
who detests communists, facists and extremist groups. He 
said CHAVEZ is a good family man and attends Catholic Church 
in Delânô regulariy. He was unaware of any travel outside the 
United States by CHAVEZ, except on one or two ^ short pleasure 
trips to Mexican border towns . He said CHAVEZ* was in the 
U.3*. Navy the latter part of aorld War II and stated CHAVEZ 
is a person of good ability and a tireless worker, normally 
works 18 hours a day. He said CHAVEZ is sincère In wanting to 
help farm workers attain higher standard of living and there 

;ut CHA VEZ being honest and of unquestioned 

'said that he did not believe CHAVEZ 
;ype of Presidential appointment, as his 
jrkwitl^ani workers, especially migrants 
"(said he knows of no time CHAVEZ 
and that his associâtes are mostly of fie ers 
ail people of good character. CHAVEZ is very 
:ses union funds In proper and honest Tashion, 



is no question 

integrity. 

would accept any 
heart is in his w 
in California. __ 
has been arrested 
of the UFWOC and 
honest and dispe 




according td| § He said CHAVEZ drinks alcoholic beverages 
sra rlng ly. does not anger easily, is calm under pressure and 

does not know of organizations to which CHAVEZ belongs, 




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the U.S. Government has an interest. 



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well since February, 1966. She 



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said CHAVEZ is 



highly regarded by fell ow w orkers and that she has no question 
as to the*loyalty of CHAVEZ to the U.S. Government. She said 
he la honest, possesses excellent character, has above ave rage 
ability and is sincère and dedicated to the cause of the 
migrant fans worker. 

LA T-3 on February 18, 1966, advised the V* ï. B. 
Dubois Clubs of America (see appendlx) held an area 
conférence at Los Angeles, Californie, on February 5 »nd 6, 
1966» at whlch conférence OILBERT FADILLA «as a speaker. 




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CHAvjii: to ûe an indiviaual or excellent character, 
associâtes, and ability, and ne is a man whom she 
considéra to be completely honest and trustworthy and a 
very loyal citizen of the United States. She further 
described CHAVEZ as being very religious, or a non- violent 
nature, and a man who respects law and order. She said 
CHAVEZ has great leadership abllities and ne works 
extremely hard setting a very good example for his 
associâtes and fellow workers. She said he has a distinct 






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farm labor organizing field. ^ pstated she 

knows nothing of a derôgatory orunravorab^e nature 
concerning Mr. CHAVEZ. She went on to explain that the 
UFWOC, previously the NVTPA 3 has a policy of accepting 
help and assistance fram any indivîdual or any organisation 
that is willing to work hard for the union goals. She 
said it has not been the policy of Mr. CHAVEZ and the 
union to solicit hç>p from questionable organizations . 

When asléed concerning the location or\/s-ôme 
voluntee^workers^^^h^UEÏÏÛ^^inciludlng WENPYftG OEPEL 
and DOOTïûivHABÇR, m pfetated she was concirned 

a^^j^^h^ihUJBI desired to talk to GOEEEL and HABER. 
^then related that in a récent issue of 
"American Opinion", it was p ointe d out that WENDY GOEPEL 
and DONKAL HABER were involved with some questionable 
organizations and she said she hjppgj -f-J"" 8 TrRT ^""i^ not 






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had been widely circulated by enemiesof CHAVEZ and. the 
union. 

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>»ere discussed as xo just wnar members of the ÇPcoulddo 
to help in the strike at Delano, Callfornla. ■MM f: ' 
HHHr had reportedly furnlshed the following suggestions 
to one of the CP functionarles: 

"1. Clothes & Pood. 



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possible to get new clothes for the 
young strikers to help keep their 
moral up. 

b. Pood is still needed, mostly canned 
food. 

"2. Second hand clothes & hedding is needed. 

"3. Money is needed, their is talk of giving 

the money to the strTïters direct ly, instead 
of to the union. 

"4. Housing: A house is needed for the 

strikers near the Central Market, so that 
they can hâve a place to sleep close to 
the Central Market. 

"5. Soon picket Unes in front of markets will 
bec orne important. There was s orne talk of 
the Du Bois Clubs handling this picketing. 



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"'■';•■** Delano Strikô bo that the Par ty membërs 

become ft remain informed as to the strike, 

"2. That each club elect someone to head the 
Delano work. in that clubs area. Such as 
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ly stated . 

dld not care to be lnterviewed by SASBAK and suggested 
that SA SHAW contact ffiRI t * ftO&& WCTWWlF tf> Qfgafl**S|g 



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CESAR ESTRADA CHAVEZ sinçj 
CHAVEZ In 



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__ said that CHAVEZ began wlth CSO in 1952aiavôTûnTë1 
organlzer and that he became a paid emplo yée with the CSO 
In the same capaclty In 1953* ÉB pPsald that almost 
immédiate ly CHAVEZ became the leaderofthe San José 
Chapter of the CSO and that Inasmuch as the IAF founded 
and sponsored CSO chapters, it would be proper for him to 
state that CHAVEZ was an organizer for IAF from 1953 to 
1958. He said that from September 1958 until 196l, CHAVEZ 
was Na tiona l Director of CSO and accordingly, was paid by 
CSO. fl|Bsald that since 1961 or early 1902, CHAVEZ has 
been Director of the National Farm Workers Association 
(NFWA), now the UFWOC - AFL-CIO. g ■ said that 
CHAVEZ in working for CSO and IAF perTcrmed his services 
in varlous areas of Callfornia. 

rs_JJH AVEZ to be a very close 
assoclate M W ** e related that when he 

first met CHAvEZnerea^Reathat CHAVEZ was "a man among 
men, thoroughly loyal and dedicatedtothe goal of bettering 
the lot of the Mexican -people". ■ F said CHAVEZ Is 
extremely Intelligent and a very hard worker. He said 
CHAVEZ I s a "self-starter" and that he requlred very little 




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CHAVEZ dev 
he has ever known and that it became 



apparenÊ during th elr associ ation that thls would be 
CHAVEZ»! des tiny. 



^characterized CHAVEZ as 
"the gréa test Mexlcan leader today andhe is one of the 
gréa test leaders in America today . fl • said CHAVEZ 
is a man of profound judgment, that hïsaecisions are almost 
aïways correct, and that he ls not the type to make snap 
Judgments. He said that CHAVEZ is extrême ly well read and 
ls able to draw on a wealth of past expérience, even though 
he has had little formai éducation. He said that CHAVEZ 
ls self-taught, that he has the uncanny abllity to work 
well with people, and that he is trusted, admired, and 
well liked by almost everyone with whom he cornes in 
contact. He said that CHAVEZ'S personal llfe ls 
impeccable and he has absolutely no question of the 
loyalty of CHAVEZ to the United States. 

said that In connection with the 

participation of CHAVEZ in the IAF, he knows that 
CHAVEZ did not, at any time, attend the IAF School in 
Chicago, Illinois, and that in fact, CHAVEZ had never 
been to Chicago, Illinois, until he was there on a fund 
ralsing campaign in 1964. He said that CHAVEZ has never 
attended any of the schools sponsored by SAUL ALINSKY 
in Chicago or any place else and he ls positive CHAVEZ 
has not at tended any so-called "revolutionary schools". 
■ pisaid that through hls own personal knowledge 
^^îsfi^are that CHAVEZ has consistently fought any 
group that attempted to take over the CSO and the NFWA. 
He said CHAVEZ has always démons trated his opposition 
to communism. He said CHAVEZ is a devout Cathol ic, and 
religion is an intégral part of his llfe. f| f said he 
gives CHAVEZ the highest recommendation for any position 
of responsibllity and trust with the United States 
Government for which he might be considered. 



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réputation and he has ne ver known CHA7EZ to associa te with 
anycçswunlsts or any ccmuniet aponsored organisation. 
■ luld he aentioned thls in vlev of the "récent 
smear attenpts by the John Blrch Society in thelr 
■agaslne 'American Opinion' ". 



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Delano had gone quite badly for the Senate Connlttee 
because of lack of organisation and he said that auch 
of the "red bai tins" whlch he had expected, dld not 
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_ wCfuld be fSxi charge of the Delano 

zrUtM actîvities In Morthern Californie , and that CP 
menbers in Fresno and Bakersfleld, Callfornlajbe brought 
lnto the question of the Delano strlXe. ^^UÈÊW lndlca ted 
that he felt that the two districts of the Farty should . 
me et at least once a month on the question of the Delano 
strike. 



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he has known CHAVEZ since 

and has worked closely wlth CHAVEZ in Delano, Californla, 
and the surrounding are* in organizing fara wcrkers and 
a f arm workers union durlng the past two years. 
^ A said that, in hls opinion, CHAVEZ is a persl 
excellent character, réputation, honesty, associâtes, 
and ability. Ha said he had no question concernlng the 
-loyalty of CHAVEZ to the United States and he knows nothing 
ofanunfavorable or derogatory nature concernlng CHAVEZ. 

^ said that CHAVEZ is so dedicated to hls 
worKvith the f arm laborers in the Delano area, tnat 
fl ^is very certain that CHAVEZ would not accapt 
ar^^ypi^r^ob with the government or othervri se that 
would take hlra away frow his présent work. 
characterized CHAVEZ as a trustworthy, rellgious mah, 
completely dedicated to humanity and a non- violent person. 

>advised that CHAVEZ is directly 

responsible for apprôxlinately one hundred full time 
workers of the UPWOC and that he administrâtes his dutlea 
as head of the union in an excellent and effective manne r, 
even under very trying conditions. 

said that CHAVEZ is an unselfish 

individUal^TTISlt hé has turned down numerous awards from 
various organizations presented to hin as an lndlvldual 

in favor of the awards golng to the union. 

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obtain bacRgTound information regard lng CHAVEZ, such as 
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in the dy for such information. 




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advlsed SA W. A. HAMILTON on September 22, 
he has been a close personal f ri end and 
assoolate^f CESAR B. CHAVEZ for about five yeara. He 
■ald that^ince.. J962, he has worked wlth CHAVEZ In 
organixlng the fam workers in the Delano, Californie 
area, an^described CHAVEZ aa a dedlo ated hard worklng 
Individuel of hlgh «oral charaoter. É V 

etated he reallzed that CHAVEZ has been aocuaed on many 
occasions of assoclatlng wlth Individuels representlng 






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are untrue and baseless. He said Mr. CHAVEZ is 
extrenely dedicated in the cause of helping the migrant 
fa» worker to obtain better living conditions and a 
.higher llving standard for himself and hls family and 
he is cônvinced CHAVEZ wôuld not be swayed from this 
goal by any individuel or any organlzatlon . 

■ M advlsed that CHAVEZ is 

currently TÏil^ffïeT^^staTf for the United Farm Workers 
Organizlng Commit tee - American Fédération of Labor- 
Congress of Industriel Organizations {UPWOC - APL-CIO) 
at Delano, Callfornia, whlch untll late August, 19 66. was 

known as the National Farm Workers Association. 

said that the *reat ma^orit* of the close 
;es of CHAVEZ are people who are involved in the 
organizlng of the migrant fam workers and are individuals 
of good réputation. He said there is no doubt in hls 
mind that CHAVEZ is a loyal American citizen and he knowa 
CHAVEZ is not associate^witt^ny subversive type 
organlzatlon. M W said h © would hlghly 

recommend CHAVEZ^roranypoBition of trust or responsibility 
wlth the governirent, and he felt CHAVEZ would be an asset 
to any organlzatlon. 





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IA T-7 on May 27i 1966» advised that the annuel 
ewards banquet for the Pellowahlp of Social Justice of the - 
/•First Unltarlan Church of Los Angeles vas held in Channing 
/ Bail of the church on Friday evenlng, May 6, 1966. Pollowlng 
tht banquet^ a progrès vas présentée in the church auditorium. 
The guetta of honor «ère D0L0BE5 HUERTAj Vice Président of 
the MFKA and one of the De la no grape strike leaders , and 
the Révérend VATHE C. HARTMIRE, Director of the Migrant 
Minietry of the Californie Councll of Churches. Mise 
EUERTA ipo&ê concerning her rôle in the Deiano grape 
strike. Révérend HARTMIRE spoke concerning his participation 
in the fera workers strike at Deiano. A third speaker , GILBERT 
FADILLO, another Vice Président of the HFWA, also spoke 
concerning the strike of farm workers in the Deiano ares- 
A theatrical group composed of striking grape workers led 
by LUIS VALDEZ preaented songs and dramatisât ions deallng 
wlth the strike at Deiano. LA T-7 «aid VALDEZ gave an 
explanation about each part of their performance and at 
times vas very huaerous, but during s ose serlcus «o»ents, > ^~> 
VALDEZ became very strong in his remarks , especially > 
mentioning the way strikers had allegedly been miatreaten 
by law enforcement offlcers. 

LA T-7 advlsed that Révérend 1 STEPHEN T, PRITCHMAI 
of the First Unltarlan Church of Los Angeles, près 







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genius, ext reméTy brillfânt , and very capable. He said he 
bas a great ability to analyse problème of far» workers 
and that he hae a very deep and sincère concern and désire 
to elevate the living standards of the farm worker, 

M JÊf went on to eay that he had 

absolutely noquestlonconcernlng the loyalty of CHAVEZ 
toward the Onited States, as hls whole bas le concept reste 
upon our démocratie principles. He sald that CHAVEZ ls a 
very religious man o f excellent mora l character and ls 
"positively good". ■ ■►explained thls to mean 

that CHAVEZ does not^nTy^ogoooHumself , but helps others 

to do good. 

M ^sald CHAVEZ ls "a very dedlcated 

man - dedic^te^to^hecause of the migrant farm worker 
bec au se he grew up In the mi grant farm worker » * stream 
In Arizona and Californie", fl psald that 

insofar as he is aware CHAVEZ enjoya an excellent rejutatlon 
and associâtes wlth individuals of hlgh standards. ■ m 
■MM vent on to point out that CHAVEZ ls married, the 
Tatner of* elght children, and a very devoted family majv. 
He sald that although CHAVEZ only finlshed the fifth or 
slxth grade, insofar as hls formai éducation ls concerned, 
he ls well read and ls a aelf-educated man. 



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honorable enlistraent In the United States Navy and, 
although fle hlghly reconmends CHAVEZ for any position 
of trust 4nd responsibility wlth the Oovernment/ he is 
oonvlnceÀ that CHAVEZ would décline any appolntment In 
favor of wontlnulng his efforts In the farn labor area. 



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le said he ha s known CESAR CHAVEZ, Dlrector of 
, stoceOçtober 19^5* and he ha s fcorked closely 
wlth him. • psaid he conslders CHAVEZ "to be more 
loyal than TheFresident of the United States" and "maybe 
CHAVEZ should be Président". He described CHAVEZ as a 
tlreless worker, who often spends 15 to 20 hours a day 
furtherlng the work of the union and sald he ls a man of 
above average ability who is a true leader of the poor 
farm worker. 



^____ sald that CHAVEZ commanda the respect 
of ail others who work for nia as he sets^aereat example 
of dedlcatlon and loyalty to hls work. jj ^said he 
knew of no cammunists who hâve been activ^inthe NFVA or 
the UFWOC, and If there hâve been cammunists or communist 
sympathizers who hâve volunteered to work with the union, 
they would hâve had no close association with CHAVEZ and 
CHAVEZ wôuid not hâve been infiuenced by them. 




sala he would recommend Mr. CHAVEZ for any 

position of trust in which he might be placed, but added 
he questioned seriously if CHAVEZ would accept any position 
in view of his dedication to his union work in which he is 
presently involved. 

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opinion, CHAVEZ is of unquestioned integrity, a tireless 
worker, and a dedicated leader of the farm workers. She 
further described CHAVEZ as being honest, sincère, and 
a man of good character, whom she would recoœmend for any 
position of responsibility or trust. 



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CHAVEZ ha3 as his only aim the real improvement of 
the workingcondLtions and livlng standards of the farm 
worker. 41 ft regards CHAVEZ as honest, dependable, 
and a hard working person of excellent ability,and 
integrity j whose loyalty to the United States is beyond 
question. He said CHAVEZ associâtes primarily with 
UFWOC workers on his staff and he certainly would not 
question the character, associâtes , reputet^r^^r 
loyalty of any of thèse individuals. ^ Bsaid 
he would reccmmend Mr. CHAVEZ for a position of trust 
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and consider him to be a good, honorable man who sincerely 
desires to help the poor farm worker. They regejrd him as 
a loyal American, a good leader, and a man who is honesi; 
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advised SA SJODAL on Sep tember 22, 1966, that he has 
known CEJfcR CHAVEZ sincegMfe «* whlch tlme CHAVEZ 
was a d irect or of the Cammunlty Services Organization 
(CSO). ■ ^spoke hlghly conceming the character, -; 
reputatiin, associâtes, and loyalty of CHAVEZ to the 
govemment. He said he would hlghly recommend nia 
for any position he might seek or to whlch he raight 
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CESAR CHAMBZ since about Augu3t, -196$. ^ (^advised 
that CHAVK ls a person of excellent character^reputation, 
associatewand that he has ho question but what CHAVEZ ls a 
loyal American. He said CHAVEZ i s a devout Catholic and that 
he considers CHAVEZ a "Saint" because of thevay he has handled 
the strlke of farm worke rs In the D elano area and because of 
his religious dévotion. M ^ said that CHAVEZ is very 

honest with individuals witnwhoni he deals, that he is 
completely trustworthy and never goes back on his word. 

MHBVsaid that CHAVEZ has the unique ability to work 
weiiwitn people and to giv e intellige nt, understandable 

'and meaningful directions. (■■Vsaid that CHAVEZ 
sometimes become bogged down^^^details and for this reason 
he has assemble d around hi m.an excellent staff. During the 
interview with ■ H7 he referred to CHAVEZ on several 
instances as a ^a^^t^and said that he is an excellent 
administrât or and highly regarded by ail who really know 
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(UPWOC) and ail of whom are farm laborers. They advised 
individus lly that they did not knov CESAR GRAVEZ 
personally, but felt ne is doing a good job in helping 
to improve the standard of living of farm workers in the 
San Joaquin Valley through union activity. Thèse 
Individus ls ail regard CHAVEZ as dedlcated, a tireless 
worker, snu a pe^son o± good ohâractsjr anu réputation. 
Theysaid they had no reason to question his loyalty to the 
American fora of government. 

Although they did not know him personally, 
they felt he should be given favorable considération 
for any position in the Fédéral Government for which he 
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on a personal or social oasis and» therefore, dld 
not feel he oould make spécifie commente ooncernlng the 
character, réputation, ablllty, or loyal ty of CHAVEZ. 

stated that he dlsapproves of 

CHAVEZ In gênerai because of the way he has conduoted hlmself 
at Del ano, callfornla^ In the farm labor f leld during the past 
year. M W stated that CHAVEZ and hls group hâve 

defled TB^naoraerV speciflcally mentioning parade permit*. 
He sald a city ordinance of Delano requlres that a minimum 

four day notice must be glven by any lndlvldual or 

organleatlon comtemplating a parade In the clty. 
fl fe&ld that in the sprlng of 1966, CHAV 
organized a march of Indlvlduals support Ing the stand 
of the National paru workers Aasoolatlon (NPWA) from 
Delano to Saoramento, Callfornla. He sald that CHAVEZ 
contacted représentatives of the près s, radio, and 
télévision notlfylng them a parade or march would be held 
through the Clty of Delano and that CHAVEZ had not made 
any Idnd of arrangements nor had he obtalned a permit 
from the olty for the maroh. He sald lt was not untll 
CHAVEZ had made arrangements for preas, radio, and 
télévision coverage that CHAVEZ announced that hls 
paradewouldprogresa down the main street of Delano. 
m fesald that, In hls opinion, thls technique 

ontnepar^of CHAVEZ was intended to defy the Delano 
Clty ordinanoe relating to parades and that he had done 
so wlth the hope of being arrested for the purpose of 
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he felt^sthis reflected unfavorably upon the honesty and 
integrity of CHAVEZ. 

,^__^__^^_^ said that durlng the past year, 

CHAVEZ and his supporters hâve consistently been 
"antl-law enforcement and antl-everythlng that is not 
in agreement with them" • ■ ^ said that 

CHAVEZ had organized boycotts in connection with the 
organizing efforts of the NFWA and that the boycott 
tactics and the so-called "farm workers" strikes hâve 
seriousl y disrupted the regular course of business in 
Delano. | Wf said that CHAVEZ and many of 

his followersrererrea to Caucasians as "gringos ; that 
CHAVEZ has lied about wages being paid by agricultural 
growers in Delano; and that CHAVEZ has claimed that 
ségrégation exists in Delano, when in fact ségrégation 
has not exis ted in public sc hools and other public 
fâcilities. ■ (^said before CHAVEZ and the 

NFWA came toTe^notherehad been harmony between ail 
races. He said that CHAVEZ and his followers hâve 
continually attempted to disrupt this harmony and he 
very much resents the attempt by CHAVEZ to infer that 
there has been disharm ony and ségrégation in the Delano 
area. ^ • pointed out* that the City Council 

of DelanonasË^totaT of five members, two being 
Mexlcan-American. and that the Delano Planning Commission 
conslsted of nlne members , two of which are of Mexlcan 
descent. ■ ^pointed out further that the 

second in cHnman^o^Tne police department in Delano, 
Californla, is of Mexican extraction and he went on to 
say that the propaganda published and uttered by CHAVEZ 
regarding alleged discrimination and the alleged poor 
worklng conditions of the farm worker has been "a very 
thorough job of falsifying actuality". 

ïaid that, in his opinion, the 
efforts of CHAVEZ to organize farm workers in the Delano 
area has failed and has resulted in nothing more than a 
campa lgn of nam e calling and pitting race against race. 

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actlons of CHAVEZ and ha6 nothing to say in favor of hlm. 
He statut he coula not in clear conscience reeommend 
CHAVEZ Éor any position of trust with the United State8 
Government , and conaiders any appointaient that CHAVEZ 
might lîlceive could not be hones tly Jus tif ied . 

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proof, he feet^^na^CMAVEZ has surrounded hiraself with 
individuals of a questionable baokground and specifically 
mentioned in this regard Mr. AIEîfJrHOFFMAN, .Attomey, 
WENDY GOEPEL, Student, LUlS^^VALDE^T'and'DOLORES HUERTA, 
ail of wham. were employé es of the NFWA a nd are currently 
employées of the UFWOC. m^HHHBH^said thèse 
individuals ail appear to be more interested in creating 
problems in the comm unity than they are i n solvii 
commun! ty problems . ^MMBBB> said 
M ■P'^reser^e^xne parade of "beatnj 

^^^^Heg^stuaër^s^who hâve paraded in and out of 
Delano during the past year representing themselves 
as NFWA workers. He said that inany of thèse chara cters 
hâve insu\ted and antagonized citizens of Delano. M f 
rsaid that he thoroughly resents CHAVEZ as 
Icting Delano a City of déplorable working con ditions 
for farm workers and low wages, which ■ fctermed 

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therefore, could not comment concerning hls character, 
réputation,- associâtes, abllities, or loyalty to the 
United States. She saldj| J^she has 

remained neutral in the De^fnô^SoriKeinsTte^and has no 
first hand information regarding CHAVEZ. ■ •said 
she believes CHAVEZ and the National Farm worKers^^ 
Association (NFWA) has hurt Delano conslderably with the 
"bold lies about wages paid farm workers and concerning 
llving conditions of Mexicans in Delano" . She said that 
based upon her rather gênerai knowledge of CHAVEZ, she 
does not feel CHAVEZ would be quallfigd in any manner 
tohand^; a position with the United ^tates Government, 
m ^Fsaid sne did not feel qualified to further 
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W th at Ae hasfriown of CESAR E. CHAVEZ since £#5£ . 
^sagl he dld not know how long CHAVEZ had lived' 

fano an» th&t he had had a casual speaking acquaintance with 
CHAVEZ^ ^%ce .the , so-called " f ar m workers strike began In ■:*-•- 
Septeaibe^- 19Ô5V ■ W sald that because of his làck ' 
o£ spécifie- knowleag^Toncermng CHAVEZ, , he . did not feel he 
coùld give any qualified comment on the character, réputation 
and loyal ty of CHAVEZ. 

fl ^ related that during March, 1966, 
CHAVEZ as the head of the NFWA formed a group of marchers on 
the southwest side of Delano, California, for the purpose of 
staging a protest march from Delano north to Sacramento. He 
"said that the march was well planned by CHAVEZ and the NFWA 
'and that CHAVEZ had stated the march would go on the northern 
outskirts of Delano and th en north along the highway to 
Sflpr flin pnt.fi h Ses. ici "'ust bef^re t^° i!iS.rch ws e t n 
start, CHAVEZ^Îav^êcfJ^^Pbhat he intended to march through 
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iaa not acquired il ptLJ'ade 

"rom the city as required by city ordinance and that 
the .previôus information- from CHAVEZ vas that the parade 
would be on the nor thern outsklrts of the city and not in 
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said that he regarded the insistence 
of CHAVEZ to permit the march through Delano as an obvious 
attempt by CHAVEZ to créât e an incident with the Police 
Department and-felt that this probably reflected unfavorably 
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said that MANUElVgoNZALEZ^CIIAVEZ , '-' 
a cousin of CESAR E. CHAVEZ, ls employed by the same 
union organizlng in the San José, Callfornla*. area. -^ I Xà' 

said that since the Initiation of £;' ^" 

the strike in September, 19^5* CHAVEZ has led the workers, 
.-urging them to strike, and that he has consistently been 
"anti-anythin g that does not agrée with his prlnctples" . 
^^^_^^__ said that the best way he can put it is that, 
'CHAVEZ believes that anyohe who does not completely agrée 
with his thinking concerning farm workers is against him." 

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CHAVEZ in any position with the Fédéral Government due to his 
sloppy appearance, the questionable associâtes he surrounds 
himself with and because of his conduct during the past year 
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CHAVEZ an#, therefore, felt he oould not furnlsh any 
f irst haitf knowledge or Information ooncernlng CHAVEZ. 

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1966, by SA PAUL D. SJODAL In connection with Info] 

contalned in a letter allegedly dlreoted by 

to Senator HARRISON WILLIAMS of the United States Senate 
Subcomnittee on Migratory Labor Problème, Senate 
Building, Washington, D. C. as reported elsewnere in this 
report. The letter contained information allegedly given 
by CHAVEZ as he addressed a district meeting of the Student 
non -Violent Coordinâtîng Cosaittêê (SHOO) ât irrëSno, câlif- 
-ornli, indicating that a hâte symbol «ras necessary for a 
successful labor movement and statlng CHAVEZ 'S personal 
dislike for law enf orcement . 



said that the letter in question 
was not actually mailed to Senator WILLIAMS and that the 
Information attributed to CHAVEZ 'S talle before SNCC at 
Fresno, California was taken from some magazine or 
newspaper whiçh he no longer posaeaaea. He again said 
that'beoause he does not Icnow'cH AVEZ personally he could 
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B.~~5HLU¥iAN "on Septëmbë r 19/ 1 9 66, t hat he has known of 
CESAR CHAVE2 for about 4^F*$fcâ|f0tt?f*4i», however, doea 
not perwgnally know CHAVEZ well ehough-t©- c oament on nia 
ch aractaf , réputation and. Personal habits . ■IV"*' 

'stated the only way hc could oomnent on CESAR 
ÎHAVEZ would be based on his association and contact with 
members of thc National Farm Wbrk era Association (N FWA), 
Of whl ch CHAVFZ 1 3 the Dlrector. ^^^M^M^— ^ stat ed 

vave met résistance and a very definite uncoopera- 
re - attitude whenever it has been necessar y to contact 
the NFWA for Informa tion or other reasons. 
■ phave been insulted and derided on 

r«5Serous occasions oy memb ers of the NFtfA whi,J.e attemp tlng 
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observation or înaiviauais associated with the NFWA, he 
would consi der many to be of u nsavory appearance and 
character. M » stated that CHAVEZ has 

continually rorrounoecHiTroseTf with différent unsavory 
indivlduals in attemptlng to carry out his objectives 
in connection with the purposes of the NFWA, whlch is 
suppoBedly to improve the lot of the farn workera 
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that wôùld reliée t unfavorably on the Personal réputation 
or character of CES AR CHAVEZ, other th an what he has 
already mentioned. M Âstated he has ne ver 

heard anything that wouTa^eno^oTÇrlect unfavorably on 
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CHARLES B. SULLIVAM that he has known CESAR 
on a pcraonal, basis since the sprlng of 1965. 
'related that he first met CHAVEZ when . 
îe National Para Workers Association (NFWA), 
headed by CHAVEZ; went to Presno, Californie, to pieket ' 
the Community Services Organlzation (CSO) Convention 
heid at the Hacienda Motel. He said at the time the rwwA 
picketed the CSO Convention, CHAVEZ proclaimed the CSO 
was controlled by city dwellers who w ere not interes ted 
in the problems of the farm workers. M Psaid 

since that time he has talked to CHAVEZ^i^mffltrffly 
occasions and he has found him tobe^averypleasant, 
soft-spoken, and educated man. | pointed 
out that CHAVEZ claims to hâve had a formai éducation 
only through the eighth grade, but he went on to say 
that CHAVEZ is well read and knowledgeable in the fieid 
of organizing farm laborers. 



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never heard nor is he aware of anything that would 
reflect unfavorably upon CHAVEZ' S loyal ty to the United 
States, f •said that since the very beginning 

of the strïkêintnevicinity of Delano, California, in 
September 1965, whlch strike was lead by CHAVEZ, CHAVEZ 
has "continuously surrounded himself with what I call 
unsavory people of questionable character and réputation 
and individualsvrtioseloyalty to the United States I would 
question". I Vsaid that in September 1965. 

the Agricultural Workers Organizing Commit tee - American 
Fédération of Labor - Congres s of Indus trial Organizatiore 
(AWOC - AFL-CIO), declared a strike in the grape harvest 
in the Delano area at which time Mr. LARRY ITLIONG, 

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rlght s attitude was injected into the matter, " 
■ Psa^-d that since that time there has been a" Continua. 
^isturbance In the Delano area and allégations of racial 

discrimination hâve been frequently volced by CHAVEZ and 

other members of his group. 

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question 'â"^^5î n ^""CSÏÏ55sians hâve discriminated against 
the Mexican-Araericans, and particularly the migrant faim , 

worker, has spread the length of the San Joaquin Valley , 

>.;_ __ which has been upsettlng to ma ny long-standin g résidents 1 

of coramunities in the Valley. IHfll WÊÊ ^stated ! 

V> 'thèse allégations hâve been basically false and only 

since the farm workers strike has there been any racial 
pr oblenis in th e cossaunities in the San Joaquin Valley. 
£ ^blâmes CHAVEZ and his immédiate associâtes 

asgr imarff^r responslble for this condition. _^ 
^ ^furnished the following names of individuals 
cTosely associated vith CHAVEZ and the NFWA, more recently 1. 
the United Farm Workers Organizing Committee - American /£ 

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(UFWOC - AFL-CIO): 

WENDY GOEFEL S <S 
DOUGLAS GRAYBILl^ADAIR 
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" , • Révérend C. WAYNE HARTMIRE and J AHES^D RAKE 
of the Callfornia Migrant Minlstry 
LUIS MIGUEL VALDEZ ' 
FRED W. ROSS 
ALEXANDER P. HOFFMAN, Attorney for the UFWOC 

^expressed his belief that 
CESAR E. CHAVEZ is not sufficiently intelligent or 
knowledgeable to head any organization and belleves 
he is merely a flgurehead for the NFWA, now the UFWOC, 
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SA PAUL Dj| SJODAL that he does not believe CHAVEZ is a communist 
, and' agree^f with CHAVEZ' ideals in helping the underprivileged 
migrant ,^rm workers, although he does not feel CHAVEZ ha s 
used pr o^r means to attain this goal. In particular,p 5* 

( Éstated that in April, 1966, CHAVEZ was instrumental in 
organTzing a march of members pf the former NFWA andothers 
from Delano to Sacraœento, Californla. He said the Delano , 
City Ordinance requires a parade permit for such activity 
in Delano, and that CHAVEZ and the NFWA sought no such permit, 
but foraied t he march and paraded from downtown Delano toward 
Sacramento. fl| W said he felt CHAVEZ wanted law 
enforcement oTficaaTsto attempt to break up the parade or 

-march, posslbly using force, which would be recorded by 
newsmen and photograples from a wide area, thereby giving 
CHAVEZ and the NF.JA needed publicity. 

f stated the pëople of Delano generally 
feel that outsiders who were either recrulted or appeared 
in Delano voluntarily to assist CHAVEZ hâve hindered f CKAVEZ* 
goals, especially the "long-haired, bearded, beatnik" types 
who appeared and who had never had any expérience as farm 
workers. He said thèse types of people, most of v/hom were 
from the University of Californla. Berkeley, gave the impression 
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hâve crea«T!U a false picture of living conditions of migrant 
farm workers in the Delano area and hâve rendered a dis- 
service to the people of the area. He said thèse people hav« 
a better standard of living than migrant workers in other 
parts of the country. 

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ability a^^^^Hersnip quaiities or else he could not hâve 
créât ed the following he now enjoys. He said CHAVEZ is a very 
controversial figure in the Delano area and is not well llked 
by citlzens generally and grape growers in particular, since 
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children *f Mr. and Mrs. CESAR CHAVEZ, 
1221 Kens^ngton, Delano,. California; 

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.: j BLINDA CHAVEZ 

ELOUISE CHAVEZ 
SYLVIA CHAVEZ 
ANNA CHAVEZ 
ANTHONY CHAVEZ 
ELIZABETH CHAVEZ 
; PAUL CHAVEZ 



sed SA CONRAD N. 

the following as 
ail of whom réside at 



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January 22, 1952 

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August 12, 1959 
Febmary 15, 1953 
March 23, 1957 




advlsed that FERNANDO, a senior at 
the school, nas been a mild attendance problera in the'past, 
particularly in 19^5, and b-ecau se of this two co nférences were 
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_ hrecalled that in 196^ twelve boys of 

Mexican, descent were lnvolved in a fight at the school. He 
said their âges rangedfronj^^o^^vear^^ndabou^ji^^^i^^^ 
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ail of the youths invoive^in^h^^Rgh^aSin^te^tneywere^^^^ 
members of a gang call^d the "Inocents" and ail admitted having 
used narcotics. J| ^ said that ail students involved were 
suspende dJhec&ase^Qf_ the fight and for belongin g to a secret 
society. m W CHAVEZI 

claimed that school authorities were prejudiced again! 
Mexicans and CHAVEZ stated there was no gan g called the 
"Inocents" and ma intalned this, even thoughB 

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existence. J| Psaid that CHAVEZ was accompanied by 
GILBERT PADILLA, both of whom at the tlme were associated 
with the NFWA. Ke sald that CHAVEZ then attempted to organize 
a meeting of parents of the suspended students, which meeting 
was^ttanded by only one other person in addition to CHAVEZ. 
■ Psaid that none of the children of CESAR CHAVEZ 
were involved in the mat ter and that CHAVEZ had taken up the 
argument against the school officiais apparently in a further 
effort to estab^^hhimself as a Mexican leader in the 
community. M ^recalled speciflcally that CHAVEZ 

had clalmed De^nôvassegregated and that "ail Caucasians 
in Delano are prejudiced against Mexicans." 




i-'rom his very limited contact with CHAVEZ, 
relt he did not beiieve CHAVEZ is trul 



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Fsaid that because of his very limited 
knowledge of CESAR CHAVEZ, he did not care to comment further 
concerning his character, réputation, abilities or loyalty 
to the United States. 



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met and^>ersonally talked to CESAI^HAVK^ftheNational 
Parm Vofters Association (N7WA)fl| M 

M ^sald he regarded CHAVEZ to Tegffllra^^TeiowavtfBge 
in intelligence, but he appears to hâve an e xcelle nt 
ability to organize in the fars labor area* jj ^said 
CHAVEZ seems to be conversant on only one suoject, that 
is, the existing labor disp ute an d the plight of the 
farm worker in California. g ^sald that, in his opinion, 
the ability of CKAVEZ stems^rrom his associâtes in the 
NFWA and not necessarily from his own Knowledge. He said 
CHAVEZ had made a very poor gênerai impression with him, 
^ ^ due to his inability to carry on an intelligent 
conversation on subjects other than farm labor matters. 

said that CHAVEZ is a mercenary person and 
he questions the sincerity of CHAVEZ in helping the farm 
workers. He feels that the Delano strike is only a means 
of livelihood and power for CHAVEZ. 



advlsed he was aware CHAVEZ was being 

considered for an appointment Kith the Fédéral Government. 
fl ^said that, in his opinion, any appointment of 

CHAVEZ to a position of any degree of importance in the 
Fédéra l Government would be a "disgrâce to the nation". 
■ ^based this statement on the manner in which CHAVEZ 
ha s conducted himself during the past year at Delano, 
California. He said that the NFWA strike, led and 
directed by CHAVEZ with his Immédiate associâtes, has 
divided a heretofore harmonious Delano ccwamunity into 
many isolated factions. He said that prior to CHAVEZ 
and the NFWA, there had been no çoaanunity problems in 
Delano. J| ^said that CHAVEZ has in no way cooperated 

enforcement and authority and has at times made^ 

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In avolfing violations of the law, bût, they "continua lly 
puah to r the very brink of viola ting the law". 

ji ^described close associatesof CHAVEZ 
in the N^WA as "very able agltators". ■ J'said he 
coult not give factual and conclusive documentation for 
each of the associâtes qfJDHAVEZ, but specifically 
mentioned Révé rend WA YM^HA RTMI BE of the Californie , , 
Migrant MinïsTry» who appëars to havescraDedhis 
Bible in favor of labor organizing". M ^saïd 

that Révérend JIM DRAKE of the Californla Migrant 
Mlnistry ls in the same category as Révérend HARTMIRE 
and appears to be nothlng more than a professional 
organ^ûr and agltator in the farm labor movement. 
J P"sald that ALEX HOFFMAN, Attorney for the NFWA 
anci a close personal associate of CHAVEZ, is very 
défini tely anti-law enf orcement, very bolsterous, very 
demanding, and has been completely uncooperatlve wlth 
law enforcement officiais in connection with thelr 
efforts to maintaln peace between the various factions 
in the farm labo r movement in the Delano, Callfornia 
area. M ^advised that WENDY GGEPEL and DONNA 

HABER, Dotnemployed by the NFWA, are rej 
him as agitatori 

are close associâtes 01 
"with the NFWA, known the United Farm Workers 
Organizing Committee - American Fédération of Labor- 
Congress of Industrial Organisations (UFWOC - AFL-CIO) 
and the opinions expressed above are based on thèse 
conversations. 

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knowledge ôT the associâtes of CHAVEZ mentioned above, 
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réitéra ted ne felt the appointment of CHAVEZ to any 

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advised SA PAUL D. SJODAL that he has 
Tchown CHAVEZ eight years, the last three years very closely. 
He said CHAVEZ attends Church with hisfam^yfrequently and 
appears to be a good family man. ^[ J said he 

cannot détermine CHAVEZ 1 true ' motivesV&lthoughne appears ; 
sincère and dedicated on the surface. 






He does not believe GHAVEZ is a convip.ur.ist and kncvïs 
nothing which would r eflect onh^^^valty to the American 
fonn of government. WÊÊ Wf nas no information 

concerning communiât ^Tf^^r ration of the UFWOC or its 
predecessor, the NjTWA. 




a few weeks ago that his group had investigated CHAVEZ and 
could find nothing to i ndicate disJ_o^aJ i t^_çjr_Fuhxg_rsl_o n . 
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formed to présent to the^rcs^o^tn^ccur^Tj^^^^^^facts 
surrounding the grape strlke and the city of Delano, to combat 
unfavorable publicity brought about by the actions of the 
NFWA and CHAVEZ. 

He said there has been much talk about "radicals" 
and"leftists" assisting CHAVEZ on a volunteer basis, but could 
give no names or détails in this regard. 




rstated he would hesitate to recommend 
CHAVEZ on an unqualified basis for a Présidentiel appolntment 
as there are some questions in his mina concerning the 
ultimate motive of CHAVEZ. He said he could not be more 
spécifie in this regard. 



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ha s had absolutely no contact with the National Farm 
Vorkers Association (MFWA). He said that although he 
has hia Personal opinions concerning CHAVEZ and his 
activitles In the farm workers' strike in the community, 
he does not feel he is justified or qualified to make 
any statement concerning the réputation, character, 
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O n Septembe r 23, 1< 

a dviset 

He aai^^H^Trmance, wnicn^Lnciucies ail cnurches in 
Delano, ha s been under strong crlticism for failure to 
taxe a definite stand in the dispute between the grape 
growers and the United Farm Workers Organizing Cammittee 
(UFWOC), headed by CESAR CHAVEZ. He said lt was the 
Alliance's position to take a neutral stand, as they did 
not feel the churches should inject themselves in a union- 
management dispute. 

'said he has talked vlzh CHAVEZ 
and DOLORËS HUERTA on several occasions and is of the 
opinion zhat HUERTA is a reactionary and anti-capitalist 
vho has been evasive in discussing the aims of the 
UFWOC. He said CHAVEZ is quick to attack the Qalano 

Me Deparianent when it serve's his purpose . _^^ 
advised that he did not know CHAVEZ well ènôugrr'xo 
comment regarding his loyal ty to the American form of 
governmentj but felt he probably ±s not a communist. 
He said he would not be able, on the basis of his knovrledge 
of CHAVEZ, to recommend or endorse him for a position of 
trust in which the United States Government might hâve an 
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said that the Citizen* for Faots organlzation has 

purpose of glvlng the nation thé truc f acts of ail 
aspects of life in Delano to "combat the vicious propa- 
ganda released by CESAR CHAVEZ". He said he does not 
belleve that CHAVEZ is a communiât and he, as well as 
other responslble people in Delano, feel that thefarm 
workers s tandard of llving eh oui d be loproved. M J}. 
M psald he strongly disagrees with the roethods that 

-CHÀVkz has utlllzed In achieving thls end. Speolfically 
he feela that CHAVEZ has lgnored the rules of soelety 
slnoe he has tlme and agaln lgnored or violated exlstlng 
statutes . 



__^_ said that the National parm Workers 

Association (NFWA) and now the United pana Workers 
Organlzing Committee (UPWOC) dlrected by CHAVEZ, has for 
the past two years embarked on stratégies of harrasament, 
intimidation, boycotts, velled threats, and picketing for 
the purpose of aohieving the goals set by CHAVEZ and his 
Immédiate followers. He pointed out that CHAVEZ has not 
even attempted to obtain the support of local bus inesses 
in Delano and he is generally shunned by thèse people. 

^said CHAVEZ has surrounded himself 

wlth a group of "non-co nformlsts" from various areas 
throughout the nation. ■ |fcald that by 
"non-oonformlsta" he meanx men ano women who apparent ly 
oare nothing about thelr Personal appearanoe and who 
do not désire to be conslderate of or toze^alongwlth 
permanent résidents of the commun! ty. fl psaid 
CHAVEZ has, in his opinion, injure d the Hexloan-Aroerioan 
pëopie as a whoie by divading them on the radical issues 
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has accompllshed which might be In hls favor is to arouse 
the coomunity and bring them a clearer understanding for 
the need of i^proving the living conditions of the farm 
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"^ ^said that iri hls opinion, CHAVEZ 
is seeking power for nimself through union organisation 
and he strongly questions the sincerity of CHAVEZ in 
desiring to improve the conditions of the farm workers 
on a long term basis. He said that CHAVEZ has enlisted 
the interest of various religious groups throughout 
California, soliciting contribution^for^h^noor farm 
workers in Delano. According tof[ £ the need 
for this has been entirely unnecessary. He said it 
would be questionable if any responsible citizen of the 
15,000 people residing in Delano did honestly recommend 
CHAVEZ for any position of trust. He believed that most 
of the citizens of the community would be most adamant 
agalnst any type of appointoentforCHAyEZ which might relate 
to the Fédéral Government. g| m said he definltely 
would not recommenâ CHAVEZ for^apos^lon of trust in which 
the United States Government would hâve an interest. 




at he does not know CESAR CHAVEZ 
personally, adding there arevery few people who reâlly 
do know CHAVEZ. He said the numerous "beatnik" type 
individuals fran the Univers! ty of California at Berkeley, 
California, and other collège campuses throughout the 
nation that hâve been in Delano from time to time assis ting 
in boycotts, picket Unes, and other strike activities 
promoted by CHAVEZ, hâve been a real hlnderance in 
converting the citizens of the community to the id ea that 
CHAVEZ sincerftly desires to help the farm workers. ■ W 
■ ^stated he regarded thèse individuals as peopleimo 
are not of the best réputation and character and, although 
he could not identify any of them specifically, he felt 
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movement.Jl fcsaid he does not feel himself 

qualifie^ TomaK^^ecoinmendation conceming CHAVEZ 
slnce he ha s had no personal association with hln. 



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information regardlng CESAR ESTRADA CHAVEZ, ^BI Number *• " - 
428 846 T, and his wife, HELENXCHAV EZ , n ee ^Fabela. 

Arrested or 

Received Charge Disposition 




Contributor of 
Fingerprints Name and Number 



Kern County CESAR ESTRADA 
Bureau of CHAVEZ 
Identification #D-26835 
BaKersfield 
California 



Shérif f*s 
Office 
Visa lia 
California 



S0> San Diego, 
Calif, 



CESAR ESTRADA 
CHAVEZ 

#59074 



CESAR ESTRADA 

CHAVEZ 

#287071 



January 24, 
1944 


Investi- 
gation 


Released by 
Superior 
Court 
2/4/64 


November 7, 
1965 


Broad- 
casting 

t>y 

loud- 
speaker 
without 
permit 




6/30/66 


Trespass 


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Received Department and Number Name Charge 

7/6/64 St. Dept. Public 

Health, Bur. Hosp., 
Berkeley 

10/19/65 SO. Bakersfield 
118041 



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BABELA 

CHAVEZ 

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-, by SA CHARLES 
ÏLLIVAN, disclosed that CESAR ESTRADA CHAVEZ and his 
wlfe, HELEN, who réside a t 1221 Kensington, Delano, 
Callfornla, hâve been known to that agenc y sl nce January 
1963. The occupation of CESAR ESTRADA CHAVEZ vas listed 
as Dlrector of the National Farm Workers Association (NFWA) 
Delsno- Oalifornis- navir^" - been sQTi'ei!i n lQ v ed slnce 1 < ^6'^ï 
The record reflected no suits, judgments, or bankruptcles 
and Indicated a prevlous address for CHAVEZ as 2457 Foison 
Street, Los Angeles, Callfornla. Thèse records dld not 
contaln anything of an unfavorable nature concerning 
CHAVEZ or members of his Immédiate family. 



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SA VINCENT J. O'NE ILL on Seotember 22, 1966 , 

:ord s of the 

fhich disclosed that CESAR ESTRADA 

"âna his wife, HELEN, had resided at 2465 Wright 
Road, Oxnard, Callfornla, In 1959. Thèse records indlcate 
a former address for CHAVEZ as I98I Wabash Avenue, San 
José, Callfornla, and listed his occupation as an organiser 
for the Connnunity Services Organlzation (CSO), 27Q£ East 
Fourth Street, Los Angeles, Callfornla, havlng been so 
employed slnce 1958- Thèse records show a prevlous 
employaient for CHAVEZ with the Indus trial Areas Foundation 
(IAF), Los Angeles^ Callfornla. Nothlng of an unfavorable 
nature concerning châVeZ or the im médiate members of his 
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Records of the followlng agenoles were caused 
to be searched, however, nothing was looated concernlng 
CESARIO ESTRADA CHAVEZ, also known as César Estrada Chavez, 
hla wlfe, HELEN CHAVEZ, née Fabela, or other members of the 
lanediate famlly of CHAVEZ: 

Septenber 22, 1966 



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ieles, California 
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Regarding the arrest of CESAR ESTRADA CHAVEZ on 
June 30, 1966, by the Shérif f 's Office, San Diego, 
California, for which no disposition is shown, it is to 
be noted that an article appeared in the "Los Angeles 

Times", a newspaper published at Los Angeles, California, 

on September 8, 1966, which disclosed that CESAR CHAVEZ 
and two ministers were fined $526.00 each and placed on 
two years probation for trèapassing on the DIGiorgio 
Corporation property at Borrego Springs, California. The 
article pointed out that Justice Court Judge WILL L. 
STALNAKER suspended $250.00 of the fines for CHAVEZ, who 
is head of the MÎVA and the ministers, Révérend WAÏWE 
HARTOIRE of Los Angeles, and^îeverend.. VICTOR^S ALAKD1NI of 
Escondido,_Calif ornla. The article pôintèct oui that the 
three had been' eonvicted of trespassing on the property 
on June 29, 1966, and that eight laborers who were 
co-defendants were acquitted. The article stated the 
trespass had followed a DIGiorgio Corporation représentation 
élection in which the Teamsters Union had won out over 
CHAVEZ' s union, and CHAVEZ and the ministers claimed they 
were merely workers removing their belongings from the 
DiOiorgio Corporation property. 



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dvised SA CONRAD N. SHAW that^ yrïSQ been 

In almost continuous contact with *TFWA orric^i_suntil 
about August, 19^6, and probably is one or" the better informed 
individuals in Delano concerning the activities of CHAVEZ 
and the NFWA. 





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CHAVEZ had publicly li ed ab out farm worker wages In tl 
Delano area of Californla. ^f stated that CHAVEZ always 
quot ed the wages as belng lower than were actually belng paid. 
■■ said that CHAVEZ had lied about theliving conditions of 
tne farm vorkers in Delano and that infl ^opinion CHAVEZ 
lies wh encve r it benefits his cause in~the farm worker labor 
field. ^fsald that CHAVEZ has ded icate d hlmself to his 
work in organ lzing farm labo rer s but ■ Bseriously questions 
his motives. ■ Vsald fl M is pai 
about many of tneassociates in 

United Para Workers Organlzing Commlttee, AFL-CIO (UFWO C), 
wlth whom jOHAVEZ has surrounded himself . fj Vadvlsed 
that MIKEXMIIXER in December, 1965, was coorosSatorror the 
natiônVlde Tîoycott of Schenley Products by NFWA and that ne 
operated out of San Francisco. Californla. | ^said that the 
boycott laste d one or two months mto tne sprEïg of 1966. 
^ ^said that the thirteenth report on the un-American 
activixiee in Californla (UAAC), 1966, of the Senate Fact 
Findlng Subconanlttee on Un-American Activities, page 131» 
mentions MIKE MILLER as a speaker at a rally agalnst the 
United States involvement in Vietnam at La ke Merritt Pa rk, 
Oakland, Californla, on August 21, 1965* flHIBV said 
that MIKE MILLER, who was in charge of the NFWAboycoTt agalnst 
Schenley Products, ls the saine MIKE MILLER who spoke agalnst 
United States policy in Vietnam at Oakland in August, 1965. 

M Isaid that ALEXANDER HOFFMAN, attorney 

for NFWA, TowtneUFwoC, AFL-CIO, is from the San Francisco 
Bay area and has been in Delano almost constantly since 
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ma that HOFFMAN is a very close P ersonal 
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?, 1966, published at 83 Stevenson Street, 
San Francisco, Californla, which contains a photograph of 
ALEXANDER P. HOFFMAN. Wlth the photograph of HOFFMAN is a 
quote of Senator HUOH BURNS* Fact Findlng Subcommlttee on 
Uh-American Activities: "ALEXANDER P. HOFFMAN had been a <*V^* ; 
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.éf the Farty, has been acting aB an advisor for the Free 
Speech Movement, has made no efforts to conceal his 
Marxlst convictions and was a Re search Assista nt at the Law 
Center on the Berkeley canpus." M W said that the 

ALEXAHDER F. HOFFMAN ref erred to In the "Callfornia Farmer" 
is identical to ALEXANDER HOFFMAH, attorney for the UFWOC 
and close personal assoclate of CHAVEZ. 

M Wf sald thAt WJJïN UY GOEPEL, a volunteer 

worker for^TOf^admitted in a group M W 

that she (GOEPEL) had attended the Youth Festlvaiiii 
(see appendi x under United St ates Festival Committee, 
Inc . ) . M W pointed out that WENDY GOEPEL has been 

a very cWsepersonal associate of CHAVEZ. 

fl ^advised that in December, 19^5, 
DONNA HABERT an offic e worker of_the NFWA and clos e personal 
associate CHAVEZ, ■ BTthat she 

[HABER} was a member o^TneV.E.B. DuBoisC^i^(see appendix). 

_~^said that HABER had also made this admission to 

people on other occasions and that ^^ 

understands the Dub Bois Clubs were organized or are a.z îeast 
giiflëd by individuals active in communism. 

'advised that LUIS VALDEZ, who was an 
organizer ror tne nfwa and is believed still associated with 
CHAVEZ and the NFWOC, AFL-CIO, apparently is a genius in 
wrlting and composition and is supposed to hâve been involved 
in activlties while a student at San José State Collège, whlch 
may hâve been inspired or sponsored by the Communist Party. 
M Vsaid that VALDEZ went to Cuba in 1963 or 1964 and that he 
returned to San José State Collège for wo rk on his Mas ter 8 
Degree following his return from Cuba. 



at he had toldd W°* seeing photographe 
iEZ playing baseball with FIDEL CASTRO i n Cuba. 
_ said that VALDEZ had boasted ■ Vthat he was 

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in Delano, Calif ornia, on numerous occasions during the 

past year and that HVhad seen hlo frequently with ALEXANDER 



HOFFMAN. ■ frsald ÏTnTt KUSHNER and HOFFMAN gave every ^^^ 
indicatian^r being very close persoiCfriends, howeverfl W 
«as not able t o stat e that KUSHNER had been closely associated 
with CHAVEZ asfl Bhad not personally seen them together. 



B ecause of the above associâtes of CHAVEZ, M M 

rsaicBj Bcould not vouch for the character, rép utation 

and part icularïy the associâtes of CHAVEZ and that ■ m felt 
his association with the above individuals in connection with 
his efforts to organise the farm workers in the Delano area, 
caused serlous quest ions as to whether or not CHAVEZ ls a 
loyal American. M| B went on to say that from numerous speeches 



wh^hJHAVEZ had ma de vhichj Jhad heard and report ed,| 
■ ■ feels that CHAVEZ is definltely in favor of a 
soçialistic fonn of government in the United States, although 

^HPcould not quote spéc ifie statements by CHAVEZ to 

sub s t ant la te this. ^ Bstated that in ail fairness to CHAVEZ, 
M Bknows nothing of a derogatory nature conceming the personal 
iTreVof CHAVEZ and that from ail indications, he get s a long 
well with his wife and family and is a good father. 



M psald that ■ Jfeels CHAVEZ is of average intelligence, 

TnaTTe does not appëar to hâve mue h formai éducation and is 
conversant in onl y one sub.lect, that being farg^abor^^^ 
organisaing, whicifi Sfeels he knows well. ^ W 
does not believe CHAvEz to be qualified to handle aposîtion 
of any importance in government because of lack of éducation 
and training and feels that CHAVEZ drawa his knowledge from 
his associâtes and that he very likely would b e una ble to make 
important décisions without thèse associâtes. Il Bstated that 
in clear conscience ■ ■could not recommend CHAVEZ for any 
position with the Feaeral Government. 

■ Vadvlsed that MANUEL CHAVEZ, a cousin of 

CESAR E. CHAVEZ^wasTreasurer of the NFWA until November or 
December, 1965, and that since that time he has been engaged . _j . 
in organi2ai ng farm labore rs in the area surrounding San Joiûtj'--? 
Calif omia. ■ BH^advisedthat MANUEL CHAVEZ has a :-' 3' 
lengthy arrest record ana that ••understands he is presently* j" 1 



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MANUEL* ■ last convrcTTorHraCsTor Grand The f^TÏT 1964, that 
he recelved a sentence in the State of California, he served 
fron six Bonths to ten years in prison and that he was 
subsequently paroled in September, 1965. In thiB regard, 
| F pointed eut that MANUEL CHAVEZ «as Treasurer 
or tne hPwa before and after his conviction and sentence, 
said that MANUEL CHAVEZ received a grant of $220,000 
Tôm the 0E0 after his parole in Sept eniber , 1965» to be used 
in his work at San José, California. fl| Bvent on to state 
that having a person of MANUEL CHAVEZ «réputation in office 
of the NFWA certainly reflects unfavorably on the honesty, 
integrity and sincerity of CESAR CHAVEZ, who vas directly 
responsible for MANUEL* s employaient with NFWA. 




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sald that the NFWA is now known as 

ut continues the offlcers of the NFWA. 



sald that ■ Vquestloned the reason and purpose of the 
California Migrant Mlnistry. ■ Vsald that Révérend JIM 



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DRAKE and others of the California Migrant Mlnistry are always 
closely involved with CHAVEZ in decldingpol^lesof the 
^unipn and direct lng strike actlvltles. | fsald 
^ Phad never heard a représentative of the California 
Migrant Mlnis try p reach a rellgious sermon or ftf£er a prayer at 
any «eeting. | f said that the members of the^Ca^L£©œLa- 
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peopie ana. particule r ly their right to improve their 
standard of living. ■ ^descrlbed the 
communlty of Delano, California, as being almllar tb 
a "little United Nations" with Mexican-Americans, Negroes, 
an^Fllip^aosconstituting a large part of the population. 
■ ^sald that thèse groupe hâve always lived in 

haraony with out any degree of racial préjudice or bias in 
Delano until about two years ago when CESAR CHAVEZ as leader 
of the National Fann Workers Association (NFWA) took steps 
in behalf of his union which resulted in spliting up the 
Negro, Filiplno, and Mexican-American segments of the communlty. 

^_^__ 'described CHAVEZ as a "liar 
whose appointmeht to any type of fédéral position would 
be the grea test miscarriag e of justice to the American 
peopie". ■ ^ said that during the Christmas 

season of l^Ç^the NFWA, primarily through its affiliation 
with the California Migrant Ministry, public ly pictured 
the fann workers of the Delano area to be poverty stricken 
without Christmas trees, présents, or turkeys. He said as 
a resuit of thls appeal to churches throughout the nation, 
turkeys, présents, food, and Christmas trees literally 
Doured lnto the NFWA Headquarters at Delano. ^ W 
■ Jsaid this was a tactic used by CHAVEZ in promoting 
nïsunion and that a survey conducted by the County 
Welfare Department and local churches in Delano, disclosed 
only 45 familles of farm workers in the area who needed 
Christmas assistance due to lack of employaient. 

_^^^^^^^^ said that the California Migrant 
Ministry tô nlSUnoVlôdge, ha s ne ver conducted as much as 
a prayer, meeting much lésa a Sunday School or any church 
meeting. He said "lt is not proper to misuse the cloth of 
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sald that while CHAVEZ is 

picture* by some newspaper wrlters as a true leader of 
oppresMd farm workers, he actually ls the leader of a 
group of "beatnlks, misfits, and winos'^fewof whom 
are elîfcible to vote anywhere* J Wfurther 

described beatnlks, misfits, and winos a 3 individuals who 
are generally dressed In an untldy manner with long haïr, 
wearlng sandale, and Individuals who are proned to do 
considérable drinking of alcohollc beverages. He sald 
many of thèse followers of CHAVEZ continue only for the 
purpose that they receive a free handout of food and 
clothlng through the union kitchen and occasional 
financiïig as Silght bê dispêrëëd by CHAVEZ. 





said that CHAVEZ obviously feels 

that by attacklng the Delano Police Department and other 
law enforcement agencies, and by generally disregarding 
establlshed laws and by orderlng boycotts and picketing, 
he^^^aûûûmol^hlng his objective for the farm workers. 
J ^said he does not believe that CHAVEZ ls 

â communiât and added "neither wa s FIDEL CASTRO w hen he 
started the révolution in Cuba". ■ •sald 

he belleved CHAVEZ has done a seriou^Wfff^We to ail 
the people in Delano by falsely portraying the conditions 
of the farm workers toothernaj^s^ of California and the 
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honesty*nd integrity, and felt he could not hâve 
flaunted law and order in the way he ha s îf he is a loyal 
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SJOUAL that he possessed Information 
concerning CESAR CHAV EZ that he th ought the FBI mlght 
hâve an interest In. ÊÊ ^elaimed that hls 

information had corne fromasource vhich he could not 
disclose and a revlew of thismaterial was made by SA 
•*- SJODAL on-Septenber 22, 1966; however, nothlng of signi- 
: * flcance pertaining to the character, réputation, loyalty, 
associâtes, orabil^vaf^^^^^Œ^^E^^a^noted^except 

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fl ^^Thisappeareo^Tooes^copy of 

aletter to Venator HARBISON WILLIAMS, Chainnan of the 
United States Senate Subcommittee on Migratory Labor 
Froblems, Senate Building, Washington, D. C. On page 

'"Ehree of thls document, Senator WILLIAMS was advised 
, that on November 14, 1965, CHAVEZ addressed a district 
committee meeting of the Student Kon-Violent Coordinatlng 
Committee (SNCC) at Presno, Callfornia. The letter 
alleged that CHA EZ told this group, you must hâve a 
hâte symbol in order to hâve a successfui moveaent. 
You cannot afford to hâve any existing and workable 
Une of communication with the power structure and you 

mist hâte cops. I hâte cops. 1 ' Als o contained in the 
material possessed by ■ t was the original of a 

„ letter to Mr. DICK SNYDlBW^heBiKersfield, CaJ.l/ovnia 
newspaper dated December 28, 19^5, wherein SAUL D. ALINSKÏ, 
Executive Director, Industriel Areas Foundation (IAF), 
; S^uth MlchlKc»n Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, advised 
S.NïDER that CESAR CHAVEZ was a staff member of the IAF 
for a number of years. Rr^-ALIHSKl -said that hls 
organization had always tafeen great pride in the 
development of CHAVEZ as an organiser because of hls 
ability and integrity. The letter pointed out that it 
is untrue that représentatives of the IAF were active in the 
fann labor strike in the Delano, Callfornia area. 





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the mattrial possessed by^l Jand 

stated that even though he^Tsno^personally acquaintëc 
with CHAVEZ, he could not in clear conscience recounend 
ni» foç'any position of trust' or responsibility, . 
pointing out that his actiyities in the Delano, California 
area in the last two years had caused serious and possibly 
permanent descension betveen the various races in the 
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on September 20, iyoo— aavisea sa faul d.~ sjodal that iae 
could not locate a copy of the lett er he allegedly directed 
to Senator WILLIAMS in his files. M Jfsaid he 

undoubtedly prepared the letter, bu^TtaTano^ippear to 
hâve actually been mailed to Senator WILLIAMS. He 
acknowledged that he had read in some unrecalled publication 
that CESAR CHAVEZ had addressed a SNCC meeting in Fresno, 
California, late in 1965 and that the article dld quote 
CHAVEZ saying something to the effect that a hâte symbol 
was necessary for any successful labor movement and that 
CHA VEZ indicate d a very strong dislike for lave enforcement. 
expressed a regret that he could not 
ïuDlication or at least identlfy the publication 
'which had set f orth informatiônn concerning the appearance 
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SA PAUL D.' SJODAL that he had met CESAR CHAVEZ onttïïe*- 
occasions'in labor meetings and knows CHAVEZ- was awarded a 
grant trcm the Office of Economie Opportunity (0E0) In 
excess of*'$200,000 for use of National Farm Workers Association. 
He sald CHAVEZ appears to hâve good ability, i s quiet and not 
excitable. He has no information to indlcate disloyalty on 
the part of CHAVEZ and said he appears sincère in the purjsose 
of helpl ng farm laborers improve their livlng standard. ^ V 

■ Bdoes not know associâtes of CHAVEZ and has no reason 
Toquestion hls honesty. He said CHAVEZ is a controversial 

figure as he ordered the strlke against the grape growers in 
San Joaquin Valley in 1Ç/65 . He said CHAVEZ seems to havj 
"leade rship ability and at least average intelligence. 

■ ^aid he did not feel qualified to recommend or withhold 
rWommendation for CHAVEZ, to be appointed to a Fédéral 
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It is his opinion that only individuals'closely associa ted 
wlth CHAVEZ In furthèrlng the UFWOC, would speak favorably 
concernlng the character, réputation, loyalty, associâtes, 
and abillty of CHAVEZ. 

___^^_^^ advlsed he ha s had some personal 
association witn luis VALIEZ, whom he descrlbed as 
"CHAVEZ'S lieutenant" and said that on August 20, 1966, 
In a picket Une, he heard VALDEZ s ta te in substance 
"ail gringos sh ould bestamned out and that VALDEZ hated^ 
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'said that actions of individuels 
representihg the UFWOC definltely reflect upon CHAVEZ 
as an union leader and because of this he questions 
the ultime te motive and goal of CHAVEZ, And therefore, 
questions his character and réputation. _ 

said as recently as September 22, 1966, pickets re- 
presentlng the UFWOC shouted insulting remarks and used 
vulgar language in the présence of farm workers who are 
members of the Teams ters Union without provocation. He 
said he definltely felt this action reflected unfavorably 
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advised 

SA PAUL J5. SJdE&L on SeptHRber Z'fyiybS, that he formerly 
vas close Ly associa ted wlth lARHÇ/ttTLIOîJG in t he Apri- 
çulfr 1 ra 1 fforker.g Qrsanl^n^f^qmirgg,e (3VÔC), which ha s 
now merged with the United Farm workers Organizing 
Cammittee (UPWOC) . He said he does not know CESAR CHAVEZ 
well, but he is well acquainted with ITLIONG, who is now 
an assistant to CHAVEZ. 

Isaid ITLIONG, as a resuit of the merger, 
ha s littIeTJOWÇr^ïnâ~ is not consulted by CHAVEZ on policy 
matters of the UFWOC. He said CHAVEZ stated before the 
State Senate Ccanmlt-cee on Agricultural Affairs that ail 
workers for the then National Farm Workers Association 
(NFWA) were members of the union. He said that, in fact, 
this is not so, .sîatlng that JIM DRAKE, an assistant to 
CHAVEZ, and PHIJJ\FARNHAM, former Boycott Director, both 
of whom^are instrumental in carrying out policies of the 
organlzation, are members of the^Çâiitocnia Migrant 
Ministry and are not members of the union. 

_^^_ said he did not feel in clear 

conscience ne could favorably recommend CHAVEZ for any 
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has met hloi In two or three labor meetings designed to 
asslst migrant workers In auto maintenance and mlnor repairs 
but does not know CHAVEZ well enough to comment regardlng ni s 
loyalty, ,character or associâtes. - r ; -~ ; . 



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the meetings m Los Angeles DELORES HUERTA, an offlcer In 
the NFVA, dld most of the talking and CHAVE2 dld very llttle 
"~ of the negotiatlng. 





stated that other than thèse Personal 
contacts wTïh CHAVEZ, he knows very llttle concerning 
CHAVEZ ' S réputation, character and loyalty to the United 
States. V m stated that he does not know Personal ly 
of anythlng that would reflect unfavorably on the character 
and réputation of CHAVEZ. 

■ W stated that lt was hls personal opinion 
that CHAVEZ is nerely a flgurehead for the NFWA, and that 
the aotual pollcy maldng and décisions are roade by lndlvlduals 
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__^^^_ atated that he doea not know of any 
factual information conceming lndividuala assoclated with 
CHAVEZ, but states that accordlng to newspaper articlea 
and discussion aœong members of the communlty of Delano, 
Callforni», there ls a great deal of talk about many of 
thèse assoçiatesbelng of questlonable réputation and 
loyal ty. M Whnaa unable to furnlah the ldentlty 

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he does not know CESAR CHAVEZ personally and, 
theref or», would not be qualif ied to make any comment 
conoe rnlng the personal charaote r, réputatio n or loyalty 
of CHAVEZ to the United States. M ^sald he doea 

not hâve Personal knovledge nor lsneaware of any 
Information that would unfavorably reflect upon the 
réputation, charaoter or loyalty of CESAR CHAVEZ. 

^_^^^__ sald that In September, 1965 f CHAVEZ 
and hls unioriy tue National Farm Workers Association 
(NPVA), Inltlated a strlke allegedly by agrlcultural workers 
of the gênerai Delano area. He sald that very few fana 
■workers actually partlclpated In the strlke and In an effort 
to generate greater Interest and obtaln much needed publlcltyj 
CHAVEZ and hls union organlzed boycotts agalnst varlous 
companles utlllzlng the agrlcultural products from the 
fartns In the Delano area. He sald thèse boycotts were on 
occasion and for a 11ml ted perlod put lnto effect in varlous 
cltles throughout the United States and that th^nloiwnd 
CHAVEZ dld reallze much publlclty from them. ^ ■ 
sald that CHAVEZ and hls union then engaged inrnanyvenTures, 
allegedly In furtherance of the purpose of the strlke, that 
hâve been In. direct violation of the law. He speclflcally 
mentloned unauthorlzed marchés and picketlhg which occurred 
In varlous cltles In the central area of callfornla. 



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NFWA, CHAVEZ has surrounde d hlmself wlth associâtes and 
advlsors whoa tf pbegards as hlghly questlonable 
both In characTe^K^Toyalty toward the United States. 
He sald he coula not furnlsh documentais proof that any 
associâtes of CHAVEZ are members of the Communlst Party 
or that they follow the Communlst Une. He dld say that 
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the manner in whlch racial unrest has been fotaented In 
Delano and how local laws had been openly violât ed, he 
personally believed those advising CHAVEZ hâve llttle 
regard for Deoocracy and are desirous of causlng trouble 
for many people rather than to Inprove the worldng - 
conditions and living standards of the faim worker. 

Accordl ng tojj phe feels the following 
associâtes of CHAVEZ ar^o^^uestionable character: FRED W. 
ROSS, ALEXANDER HOPFMAN, COLORES HUERTA, LUIS VALDEZ, JAMES 
DRAKE, SAM KUSHNER and others he eould not reoall at the 
tlme. 

ptated that he haa personally observed 
SAM KUSHNE^^nTeveral occasions conferring with D0L0RES 
HUERTA; JAMES DRAKE, a aember of the Californla Migrant ^^ 
mnlatry; and ALEXANDER HOPFMAN, attorney for the NPWA. MW 
M ■ stated that he understands that SAM KUSHNER «rites 
articles for the "People" s World", whioh is alleged to be 
a .connunlst publication on the West Coast. 

stated that during the Senate Hearing, 
which vas held at the Gramaar School In Delano, Californla, 
to investigate the strike in Delano, CESAR CHAVEZ appeared 
to testify, accompanled by D0L0RES HUERTA, ALEXANDER HOPFMAN, 
and JAMES DRAKE. He stated that questions directed to 
CHAVEZ were obviously answered by the individuals acconpanying 
him, as before each answer he would deliberate with three 
lndividualflj or theYwould whlsper scœthlng to hln prior to 
his answering. 41 ^stated that it appears to hla that 
CHAVEZ ls not the reai leader of the NPWA, but aerely a 
figurehead, who is directed by other individual^jho are 
olosely associated with hin in the NPWA. 4i •stated 
that because of the pressure nethods e aployed - Jra_J5H AVEZ and 
the NPWA throughout the strike, which ^ Prtated was 
not really a strike by employées of therancners in the area, 
and because of the type of persons who hâve partlcipated fron 
outslde of the area, with whlch CHAVEZ has surround ed hiœself , 
he would be unable to recotmnend CHAVEZ for any position of 
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septemoer zz, 1966, that he 
doea not Jcnow CESAR CHAVEZ personally, and that ne haa 
no personàl knowledge of any information that would reflect 
unfavorably on CHAVEZ* S réputation, charaoter or loyal ty to 
the united States. , . 

__^__ etàted that he had been présent on 
several occasions after negotlations between the National 
Farm Workers Association (NFWA) and the Digiorgio 
Corporation were undertaken, however, most of the talklng 
had been done by the attomeys repreaentlng the union and 
the corporation. 

M Wstated that based on hia own observation 

of CHAVEZ^Ïwïegotiatlon meetings and at hearlngs held in 
Delano by varlous branches of the government, and Informa- 
tion garnered from other people in the comwunity, it 1s hls 
Personal opinion that CHAVEZ la not the tr ue leader of the 
NFWA, but rather a figurehead. M '•stated that in hls 

opinion, other individuals asaocïaïe^wîfth CHAVEZ in the 
NFWA or poeaibly lndlviduals who hâve not been public ly 
ldentlfled aa associâtes of the NFWA, are the real driving 
force behind the u nion and lt s activities in the Delano, 
California, area. ■ pbtated that because of this 
belief, he could not" slncerely recommend CHAVEZ for any 
position of trust and confidence wlth the United States 
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«as that CHKVK2 seemed to be a very demanding lndlvldual 
about vhatever he haopened to want at a partlcular tiroe. 

M W stated that he knows of nothing f rora 
Personal Imowieage that would tend to refleot unfavorably 
on the réputation, character or loyalty to the United States 
Oovernment of CHAVEZ. He sald he dld not knoif CHAVEZ weil 
enough to glve any recomnendatlon ooncerning employaient 
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a bout 0HT years . She said that several weeks ago whlle 
in Por'terville, Callfornla, she heard CHAVEZ state words 
to the effect, "I consider myself next to Mahatma Ghandl". 
She said she does not believe that. CHAVEZ ls honest vlth 
himself as he has falsely mis-represented the City of 
De la no and its Mexican-mlgrant workers to be starving 
people who are not cared for by the people of Delano. 
She said she could not recommend CHAVEZ for a position of 
trust, mainly because he has not attempted to utilize 
existing agencies in an effort to pronote the well being 
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whlch vas published In the "Delano Record", a newspaper 
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• •The reports that César Chavez is being considered 
for appointment to a high Fédérai post hâve been wîde- 
ly interpreted os a bid for the pofiticol favar af the 
Mcxican-American corhmunity af Californie and the 
Southwest; ■ . • ■:;'.'. ':",'" V.'.* 

The. interprétation is given weîght by the reniarks 
af proise voiced Monday in Cal ton by Vice Président 
Hunïphrey. : ' * ' v * ; . ■ .' *'■ v» ' 

^ .Apart from Chavez' obvious lock of qualifications 
for such ari appointment, il is this foct that is most 
disturbing in the shocking news that Mr. Chavez has 
been earmarked by Président Jahnson for o job in the 

Fédéral Government. 

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Mr. Johnson obviously is the vîctim of bad informa- 
tion by his advisors. 

We agrée with David Fairboirn, choîrman of the 
Kern County Board of Supervisors, that this proposed 
appointment is an absurdity. 

But we would go further. 

We submif this is a cynical and cruel hoax thot in 

the long run can anly undermine ond make a mockery 

of the legitimate aspirations of our citizens of Msxican 

i ancestry for the récognition by officialdom 1o which 

they are entitled. 

White the spécifie noture of the appointment under 
considerotion has not been reveafed up to now, it must 
be holted. 

In the interests af good govemment, in the inter- 
ests of citizens' confidence in their government and its 
leaders, this appointment must be stopped. 

Lyndon Johnson cannot buîîd a Great Society by 
introducing the New Left info the foundations of the 
structure, ff Mr. Chovez wants o Fédéral job he must 
first renounce the New Left allies to whom his move- 
ment owes so much. 

If Mr. Chavez refuses to repudiate the New Left, 
the Johnson Administration witl hâve na choice — if it 
is to keep foith with itself ond the people it serves — 
but ta renounce Mr.. Chavez. 

We urge Congressman Hogen, Senatar Kuchel and 
Senator Murphy ta move immediateiy to use the in- 
fluence of their high offices fo prevent, in the wcirds 
of one krsowledgeable observer, an "unmitigcted dis- 
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DISCUSSION UNLIMITED. INC, 



Records of the Division of Corporations, California 
State Department of Investments, Los Angeles, California, 
indicate that Discussion Unlimited filed its Articles of 
Incorporation as a nonprofit corporation, with the Secretary 
of State, Sacramento, California, on or about June 4, 1963, 
noting its principal site of office as Los Angeles County, 
California. The âims and purposes of the organization, as 
listed in the Articles of Incorporation, are "...to prcmote 
full and open discussion on our society and problems ' . 

A source advised on May 8, 1963, that Discussion 
Unlimited, Inc. actually was originated in Los Angeles, 
California, in May, 1962, and was coraposed large ly of a number 
of présent and former Coaamunist Party members who assist in 
staging panel forums and in promoting such events. Original 
coordinator of the group was BERNARD LUSHER, who in 1961, 
v;?.s educatlonal director of the Southern California District 
Communist Party. 

This source was recontact ed on April 9, 1965, and 
lndlcated that the basic concept of Discussion Unlimited, Inc. 
has not changed. It continues to présent "left ideas" to at 
least partially non-commltted audiences. It proposes to 
u€Vêj.cp spêcicu. actxVj.uië3 êuTounu Y@.rj.GuS j. s su s s on an xrr£guj.ar 
basis. It is not a membership organization, and does not hold 
regular meetings as such, but rather is strictly a forum-type 
organization. 

On May 10, 1966, another source reported that 
Discussion Unlimited, Inc. continues to operate as a forum- 
type organization. 






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FFOGKESSIVE LABOR PARTY (PLP) 
PROGRESSIVE LA30R HOVEMErJT (P^) 

A source advised on April 20, 1965, that the PLP, 
formerly known as the PLM, held its first national convention 
Aoril 15-18, 1965, at Kew York City, to orgar.ize the PLM into a 
PLP. The PLP will hâve as its ultimate objective the establish- 
ment of a militant working class rcovenient based on Karxism- 
Leninism. . ^. 

"The New York Times," City Edition, Tuesday, April 20, 
1965, page 27, reported that a new party of "revolutionary 
socialisa" was foreally fcunded on April 18, 1965, under the 
name of the PLP. The PLP was described as an outgrowxh of the 
PLM. Its officaps were identified as MILTON ROSEN, Nevî York, 
Président, and «LLIAM EPTON of New York and MORT SCHEER of San 
Francisco, Vice Présidents. A 20-meniber National Comnittee was 
elected to direct the party until tha next convention. 

■ — - According to the article, "The Progressive Labcr Moveraent 

was founded in 1962 by Mr. ROSEN and Mr. SCHEER after rhey were 
expelled from the Comraunist Party of the United States for 
assertedly following the Chinese Communîst line." 

The PLP publishes the "Marxist-Leninist Quarterly," a 
theoretical magazine; "Progressive Labor," a monthly magazine; 
"Challenge," a New York City newspaper; and "Spark," a west coast 
m newspaper. 

The June 1, 1S65, issue of "Challenge," page 6, states 
that, "this paper is dedicated to fight for a new way of life - 
where the working men and worcen own and control their hcmes, 
fac tories , the ptfii.ee, courts, and the en tire gpvernment on every 
level . n *■" " 

The source advised that the PLP utilizes the address of 

General Post Office Box 808, Brooklyn 1, New York, but also 

•utilizes an office in Room 622, 132 Nassau Street, New York City, 
where PLP publications are prepared. 



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THK UNiTEU 5TATJSS «TSTXVÂli CUFlNlTTliiS, JLWU. 
(EIGHTH WORLD YOUTH FESTIVAL) 

The third 1961 issue of "World Youth, " a publication 
of the World Fédération of Démocraties Youth (WFDY), reported 
that the first meeting of the International Préparation 
Committee (IPC) took place at Helsinki, Finland, on 
February 20-22, 1961, to prépare for the Eighth World Youth 
Festival to be held in Helsinki, in 1962. At the meeting, the 

±jt\s eieubeu a ptsrjucUierin* uviiuaiasiuu vuiu^dscu ux ic^i^ssuuavusB 

of a number of countries including Canada, the Uhited States 
as well as représentatives of WFDY and the International 
Union of students (lus). 

The IUS with headquarters in Prague, Czechoslovakia, 
and the WFDY with headquarters in Budapest, Hungary, are 
cited as eoraraunist organizations in the "Guide to Subversive 
Organizations and Publications" dated December 1, 1961, 
published by the Committee on Un- American Activitles, United 
States House of Représentatives, Washington, D. C, pages 
-91 and 177. 

A source advised that in April, 196l, DANNY RU3IN, 
National Youth Dlrector, CPUSA, advised that CP districts 
should concentrate on getting broad groupa to sponsor the 
United States Festival Committee (USFC). 

A pamphlet issued by the USFC describing the prograin 
for the Festival and advised that the USFC vras organized by 
student3 and youth leaders at a founding conférence at Chicago, 
Illinois, October 15, 1961, to publlcize and encourage 
participation in the Helsinki, Festival. The USFC had been 
recognlzed by the IPC, the sponsoring body of the Festival, 
as the United States Committee to admini3ter United States 
Participation in the Festival. 

On February 4, 1963* a second source reported the 
USFC had changed its address from Room 807, 460 Park Avenue 
South, New York, New York, on February 2, 1963, to Post Office 
Box 172, Highbridge Station, Bronx 52, New York. 



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W. E. B. DU BOIS CLUB 
OF WEST LOS ANGELES 



On April 23 » 1964, a source advised that the W.E.B. 
Du Bois Clab of West Los Angeles, was organized by RUTH 
GREENBAUM wlth the assistance of MARVIN TREIGER in February, 
1964. 

A second source advised on April 17, 1964, that as 
of April, 1964, RUTH GREENBAUM was a nember of the Southern 
California District Communist Party (SCDCP) and that MARVIN 
TREIGER was chairman of the Youth Commission, SCDCP. 

-- The first source above stateà that the Du Bois 
Club was organized mainly to meet the needs of Marxist- 
orientated students at the University of California at Los 
Angeles (UCLA), but that the club eventually hoped to spread 
its influence into other areas in West Los Angeles. 

A third source advised on March 12, 1964, that at 
a Communist Party (CP) meeting held in Los Angeles, an February, 
1964, BEN DOBBS, Executive Secretary of the SCDCP, spoke on 
the CP youth movement and stated that the Du Bois Club was 
one of two youth groups operating in the Los Angeles area, 
both groups were Marxist-orientated and that members con- 
sidered themselves Marxist. 

A fourth source advised on March 2$, 1965/ that 
since its inception, the activities of the Du Bois Club 
hâve been mainly limited to participation in protests against 
alleged racial discrimination, participation in Marxist classes, 
participation in conférences which led to the création of the 
W.E.B. Du Bois Clubs of America in the summer of 1964 and parti- 
cipation in démonstrations protesting U.S. intervention in Vlet Nam, 
This source advised that the W.E.B. Du Bois Club of West Los 
Angeles is now affiliated wlth the W.E.B. Du Bois Clubs of 
America and is operating as a chapter of that organization. 



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W. E. B. DU BOIS CLUB 
OF WEST LOS ANGELES 



The above source further advised on April 23, 1966, 
that in February, 1966> the Los Angeles area Du Bois Clubs 
Consolidated into on g laap e city-v;ide club lcnown as the Los 
Angeles Du Bois Club. Ttfe West Los Angeles Du Bois no longer 
exists as a separate club but members of the club are now 
members of the UCLA committee, which is one of several committees 
formed at the time of consolidation of the Los Angeles area 
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A source has advised that on October 26-27 j 1963, 
a conférence of members of the Communiât Party (CP), 
including national functionaries, met in Chicago, Illinois, 
for the purpoae of setting in motion forces for the establish- 
ment of a new national Marxist-oriented youth organizatlon 
which would hunt for the most peaceful transition to sociallsm, 
The delegates were told that it would be reasonable to assume 
that the young socialists attracted into this new Ci\e;anization 
would eventually pass lnto the CP itsclf . 

A second source has advised that the founding 
convention for the n«sw youth organisation was held from 
•Jane 19-21, 1964, at 150 Golden Gâte Avenue, San Francisco, 
Callfornia, at which time the name W.E.B. Du Bois Club3 of 
America (DCA) was adopted. -Approximately 500 delegates 
from throughout the United States a^ter.ded this convention. 
The aims of this organization, as set forth in the pre amble 
to the constitution, are: "it is our belief that this nation 
can best solve lts problems in an atmosphère of peaceful 
coexistence, complète disarmament and true freedom for ail 
peoples of the world, and that thèse solutions v?ill be reached 
mainly through the united efforts of ail démocratie éléments 
in our country, coniposed essentially of the worlcing people 
allied in the unity of Negroes and other minorities with 
whites.- We further fully r'eco&nize that the greatest threat 
to American democracy cornes from the racist and right winc; 
forces in coalition viith the most reactionary sections of 
the économie power structure, usinr; the tool of anti- ommunism 
to divide and destroy the unified straggle of the worlcing 
people." 

Over the Labor Day weekend, 1955, the DCA held a 
conférence in Chicago, Illinois, and a new slate of officers 
was elected to the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the 
DCA. Since Labor Day, 1965* identities of those serving on 
the NEC has varied; however, according to a third source as 
of May, 19^6, thlrteen of the fifteen members of the NEC were 
members of the CP in the -San Francisco Eay area. 

As of July, 1966, the headquarters of the DCA was 
located., at 180 North Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois. 

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October 11, 1966 



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CESARÏO ESTRADA CHAVEZ 



SPECIAL INQUIRY 

Report of SA J. MARTELL BIRD 
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SPECIAL IUQUI3Y 

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raïïïcatiag Caavez iad testifiad falsely 

before a subcomaiittee of tiie U. 3. Sénats iuring the 
Spring of 1366. Pertinent available information ia thi3 
regard saouid be incorporated in a letterhead mémorandum 
suitabie for dissémination and submitted to tne Sureau 
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unable to locate any record concerning CESAR ESTRADA CHAVEZ 
as a student at the collège. 

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through réputation only. He stated that Mr. CHAVEZ was one 
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and his wife HELEN hâve been known to the files of her office ; 7 - 
since April» 19U9. In 195 3, CHAVEZ was noted to réside at "V 

53 Scharff Street and in 1956, at 196 Wabash Avenue. The latest .j : 
inquiry concerning Mr. CHAVEZwasfromBakersfield dated March j 
19, 1955. Under employment ■ ^F stated that in April» - 

19S>», he was noted to be a trainer in the Industriel Are as . ; * ^-. 
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the wife of ISABEL E. MEDINA whose latest résidence 1s given -^ .--■ 
as 158 Grant Street, San José. Mr. MEDINA was shovn to hâve 
been employed by the Hansen Masonary Construction Company t \ t '■• '"/;.- 
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stated that GEORGE P* LASTRA and his 

wife EDUWigs hâve fceen known to the files of her office since 
October» 19>*9. Under date of August 26, 1966, GEORGE LASTRA 
and his wife EDUWIGS are shown to réside at 383 Gloria Street, 
with a previous résidence of 23 Scharff. Mr. LASTRA was 
shown as an employée of U.S. Products Corporation and there 




advised that LIBRADO H. CHAVEZ and his , V V 

wife JUAN A, whose résidence is given as 53 Schasff, San Joae 9 <é U 
hâve been known to the files since 1953, Mr. CHAVEZ is shown " 
as retired and the file eontained no un favorable information./ H~~ 

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his wife Mary ann are also shown to réside at 53 Schaaff and • t --'î*~' 
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Son José Mercury and News, news pape rs, made available ; ^ t 
scords regarding CESAR CHAVE2, the earliest of whieh la ^ 
dated October 18, 1965, and shows CHAVEZ as a director of the ï .. ';, 
Farm workers Association. On November 3, 1965, CHAVEZ vas .V.\' 
shown as charged with usîng a loud-speaker without a permit^ \. '• 
in Tulare County. On June 29, 1966, CHAVEZ was shown as .-Z ''. *?, V\ 
arrested for trespassing on the DiGeorgio Borega Springs . ' :^^ 
Ranch. Under date of July 12, 1966, he is shown as associated ~ 
with the National Farm Work ers Association and under date of /"*%. 
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Farm Workers Association during the past 18 aortth*; ~Bé 9 'zf<& -• £*'"- 
stired that CHAVEZ maintains high character and aoràï .rfaîdar^*^ -^ 

?Î S kÎ 8 ™ î t î^. ar ?- ^F 8 ? 118 «fflPOd réputation, *and Jie.appearé 
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to EERECTOR, FBI (161-4719) date: October 25, 1966 

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CESARIO ESTRADAjÇHAVEZ, aka 
"SPECIAL IWQUIRY 



Re Bureau alrtel dated 10/14/66 and report of 
SA J. MARTELL BIRD dated 10/11/66 at Los Angeles. 

Eneloaed herevlth are six (6) 
letterhead mémorandum eaptioned "CESARI 
aka César Estrade Chaves -*-*-* 1 - 
disséminât e. 



copies of a 
ESTRADA CHAVEZ, 
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For Information of the Bureau, the Los An geles 
Office 1s not avare whether the testlaony of CHAVEZ to 
the effect he had never been connected vith the Industrial 
Areas Foundation (IAF) vas matériel, nor do ve hâve a 
characterlzatlon for the IAF* 

Alao enclosed are six (6) copies of a letterhead^ 
mémorandum eaptioned "ALEXANDER HOFFMAH" for dissémination. 
In acc< 










on October 24, 1966, by SA 

vas also telephonlcally disseminated to AgentJ 
Fédéral Rare o tic s Bureau, Los Angeles, Californie, on 
October 24, 1966, by SA J«. KARTELL BIRD. 



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Los Aneelat, Callf orolft 
Octoba» 25, 1966 



Bit CZSAJttO ESZRAm CHAT» 
ali» kocMn «s Caaa* 
Eatrada Cbavt* 




on Saptaaba? 19* 1966# 
that during tut Uni ted State» Sam te Subc< 
hearlaga on fa» labor proelent ai Dalano, Callfarala» 1a 
tht aprlns <* 1S66* Ceaarlo Eatrada Chares, then haad of 
tht natio nal Tara o rnera Association (BHA). had teatifled 
falMXy. g Baald that Chavea had teatifled that te 

had nev»*Tlln^3ïEected vlth tht Xrtduetrlal Ar*a» 

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_ _ _ aeld that ht la ««art that 

thla atateotnt by Chavea la not trut and that la a letta* 
to 01 ck Snydar. reporter f g? tht M Bak*r*?i*lé QaUTomlaa"» 
• daJJjr neîrapaper pubUshed a« aakerefleld* Californie» 
Saul D. AUnakjr of tht XAJf, Chicago, Illlnole, adviaed that 
"Ceaa* Chaw* ma a etaf f aenber of tht Induatrlal Area* 
Foundation for a nunber of yeara* Va havt alaay* tekaa 
srsat prid» la hit denlôpeicnt sa an organiser. In hit 
intégrer, and hi» abllity*" 

fjnHBWMid that tht InforaaUae 
Alinakj furniafced to Dlck Snyder la la dir*çi esnf Ilot 
to tht teatinony of Crtevea tô tht Senata SÛbccaaaittee. 

Thla document contalnt ntlthtr lacca m M Odatlont no* 
eonelnalont of tht FBI. It la tht property of tht FBI «ad 
lt loantd to your «gencyi lt and Itt contenta art not to nt 
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FEDEKAL BUKIAU Of INVESTIGATION 

Los Angeles, Californie 
October 25, 1966 



BK: ALEXANDER HOFFKUI 




i, Attorney for the United 
, , Vorkers Organlzlng Cosmittee, Anericajo Fédération of 
£w Labor-Congreas of Industriel Organisation* (AFL-CIO), 
1:1 with offices at 102 Alban y Street, Dela no, Callfornia, 

for the past few years. flsl^BIBH^e&ld that Hoffman la 
froa the San Francisco Bay area and Sas been In Delano, 




This document con tains neither recomendatlons 
nor conclusions of the FBI. It is the property of the 
FBI and is loaned to your agency; it and ita contenta 
are not to be dlstributed outside your agency. 









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' h ÏREAT A3AI3ST THE PRESIDENT. 
-.zzu cou:jty DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S office, baxersfield, 
;.mî."~:::a, .".eceived iï;fohî*atiq:î frc:i jirry cohen, attorney 

. r -'.-. ...ITED ."A."-.-; VÛRXSRS 0RGASIZI':J3 CCM.\:iTTE, dash afl dash 

o:;, nus: , califorsia, that c;j asout jume hims last, ouar.is 
::e.':::z:: .z.crial karch, subject v/as kzard ïo state that 






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PEEalIE^T *."o;-::;5ca "ARE thz only tvjo left and they WCULD 3E 
2:t::..- . chavzz is directcr o? ur.;oc. porferio borra . 
:-.;..:i:.., sho résides at pete valasco camp, richgrove, 
c^if:r:;:a, and al vasquez of uFi'oc reportîdly overheard 

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not record6b 

£.-:£:-:?.' *3 office at bakersfield and- police departkent at 140 jun 18 1968 

jela..o, califorma, advised by district attorney regardii^» — - 

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;;0 INFORMATION IDENTIFIABLE 'JITH SU3JECT IN SACRAMENTO 
INDICES. SA™ ft UNITED STATES SECRET SERVICE, 

SACRAMENTO, 'JAS NOTIFIED TODAY AT ELEVES FORTYTKREE A. M. 

LHM FOLLOWS. 

END. 

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(. ■■• L-is-jl to ihe Président • 
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Adnztaii, D. C. 

i. cnr iïr. Ehrliclnnan: 

F.ofercnce is niac-.e to your nru^u 1 c T icci: rov.o.t 
■--".cci'uins César Uetrada Chavez and some otiier in i ii :;. . 

.* t.;:chc J are separate menior£nda concur.îlf,,;. 

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CESAR ESTRADA CHAVEZ 



In Scpteniber, 1966, Investigation was inltiated by the 
FBI concernlng the captloned indivldual at the request of the Whlte 
frouse. This Investigation was dlscontlnued at Whlte Ilouse request 
prlor to completion. 

Accordlng to Information conta Ined In FUI files, 
Ccsar Chavez, who was born on March 31, 1927, ntYurua,. Arizona, 
uas descrlbed as tue founder and director of the National Farm 
Workere Association (NFAVA). It was alleged that he.refueed to 
ansv.er any questionnaires dlrected to hlm by crédit bureaus or 
si'.niiar organisations, lie had been cbaracterlzed as a controversial 
i<vU;idual in the Delano, Callfornia, are a, and had openly been 
uiLted a communist at Delano City Counctl tneetlngB. tDI sources 
ifici not i ossess any corroborative information in thls regard, 
althougli information had been recelved tliat Chavez rç^ortediy 
aseoeiated with "left wing ' type lndivlduals and allegedly Uad oc.en 
uislributing copies of 'Teopiés World," a west coast cotnmunlet 
newepaper, free of charge, from his Delano office. 



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Tbe Investigation conducted in 1966 revealed that 
C(ia\ r ez was the director of the United Farm Workere Organizing 
Commlttee (UFWOC), whlch was formerly the NFWA. He orgaiiized 
Die t4F\~,A in Delano, Cailforula, In 1962, with niemlyjrshlp 
coneiBtLng of farm workers in that area. Chavez and the NFWA 
partlcipated in a strike against agrlcultural growers bi the gênerai 
Delano area from September, 1965, contlnuing in some degree 
until the time of investigaUon in September, 1966. (62-5-30756)^^ 



Of the people lnterviewed during the investigation, 
wany communlty leaders in the Delano area would not reconnue nd 

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. ' V ^ji, k« vu sfaeert la tht praftfttd pwpott of tht ytar-lont ttrlka. Othtra L. 
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•—y -^- iWli attn otfctrt voald aot rteommtad htm bteaut of Ma aaaoeiatta» --om»? 
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aoHtlcal ballafa, ht vo ald bt abtolqttly ahoektd at aay appotatmtat 
ChaTta mtght rtetlrt. HHaW *M »** fttl ht eoold rteommtad 
ChaTta butd oa hta «trtmt labor aettottlu aad clott attoclatloa vtta 
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maacultntty natlre to the Mextcan whloh s ends hlna to war, once turned, 
w*iuld brlng to The Résistance aome of Its etrongest and moat dedlcated 
brothera. Then relatlng frora hts ten yeara Inaide AFÎj-CIO meetings 
before beglnntng the Delano strlke, César repeatedly returned to what 
he saw as a flrst necessity -- Utile could happen untll daya of démonstration 
bccame a constant way of llfe. " (14-2965-141) 

Attached la a copy of FBI Identification Record, 
N'imber 428 848 F, whtch may relate to capttoned tndlvldual. 

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siBjF.ci CESAR ESTRADA, CHAVEZ . „ . . 

Submitted per instructions of Director on 12/16/70. 

Captioned individual, born 3-31-27, at Yuma, Arizona, is reportedly 
the founder and director oî the National Farm workers Association, later known as 
the United Farm Workers Organizing Coramittee (UFWOC). This organization, with 
a membership consisting of farm workers in the De la no, California, area (where 
the organization was founded in 1962) participated in a strike against agricultural 
growers in that area for a considérable length of time. 

' > ' ' . Chavez has been characterized as a controversial individual who had 

I been openly called a communist at Delano City Council meetings, although our sourc» 
j do not possess any corroborative information in this regard. Information, however, 
has been received that he associated with "left-wing" type individuals and allegedly 
had been distributing.free of charge, copies of "People's World" from his office. 
In connection with a Spécial Inquiry investigation which we conducted on Chavezjn 
1966 (which was discontinued prior to completion at the request of the White House). 
it was disclosed that many community leaders in the Delano, California, area wouid 



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nnt recommend Chavez for Fédéral employment, and some stated that he was a ' 
I truublemaker and the cause of racial strife in the community. Others did not believp 
he :vva^_£iac^r_e_ln_tii£_a£gfe3sed purpose of t he long s trike involving UFWOC. 

■tvould Chavez 

an y position of trust and confidence in meFeaeraTGovernment nor would| 

who described such an appointment as a political disaster. 

based his rejection of Chavez, in part, on Chavez 's close association with th* 
Left" in the California area. *-'» ir, c ^ , 

' REC lh , , - '- " ',. 

The 2-22-68 newsletter of the'L. A. Résistance and Supporters of the 
' Résistance 'teported that Uve members of the Résistance met Chavez and reported 
his support for the Insistance. Chavez also reportedly indicated that liUlg.cjoultL- 
happen until days oi démonstrations became a constant way of life. 

2 i-''" ':o 1970 

At a meeting in El Paso, Texas, 12-2-67, Chavez stated he was 
against violence in the streets or in any other shape or form. On 4-5-70, a UTuTBtl 
Farm Workers Organizing Committee, AFL-CIO, held a meeting and barbecue in 
Coachella, California, attended by Chavez. A disturbance followed the meeting. 

1 - Mr. Sullivan - __ / f 1 - Mr. Rosen / 

1 - Mr. Bishop * j fri--- 1 ' */' '■ ryl 1 - M. A. Jones ^. <-i V .* 

1 - Mr. Brennan I v ' Afoh 

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RE: CESAR ESTRADA CHAVEZ 

\ In May, 1970, Chavez was one of several persons who spoke in connection with a 
I march ttati démonstration at the Department of Agriculture by the UFWOC, reported» 
: to protest législative and administrative obstacles to equal rights for far m workers, 
j and to pétition for remédies, and to stress continued boycott for non-union grapes. 

Chavez, FBI Number 428 846 F, reportedly arrested 1-24-44 by the 
Bakersfield, California, Police Department on a charge of investigation, assault 
with deadly weapon, with a disposition: released. Chavez was also reported arrestt 
11-4-65 by the Sheriff 's Office, Visalia, California, on a charge :broadcasting by 
loudspeaker without permit. No disposition was shown for thls charge. Chavez was 
also arrested 6-30-66 by the Sheriff s Office, San Diego, California, on a charge of 
; trespassing on which Chavez was found guilty by a jury and sentenced to pay a $500 
([fine, $250 suspended, and was placed on probation for two years. - 

In November, 1969, a confidential source a^ 
jression that Chavez and his brother. Mani 




The "San Francisco Chronicle"of 12-8-70 reported that Chavez had 
i been convicted of contempt of court by Superior Court Judge Gordon Campbell who 
\ lhad ruled that Chavez had willfully disobeyed a 10-8-70 court order to exempt a 
j jlettuce producer from a nationwide boycott. 

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In rcnponnre to the téléphone requost of îlr. willi.-'a 
Mtcnhnn, United States Fecret Service, of Hovrilwjr 14, 1973, 
ono copy oaob of three reports is enolored conccrnlnc Chare:', 
r;ho is dcocrlbed as follovsi 



Hamei Ceear/Ketrado/CIiavoz 

Bornt lfnxoh 31, 1927, Yimn, Arizona 

Rncct Tfbite 

Beighti rïvv fret titre or r'M .uïnben 

WeiQhtt 150 to 100 poimi*" 

Conplr^ion: Itedlun 

ryoL' j Drown 

Unir: Dlack 

In Harch, 1?G3, the FDI cano lnto pc ^c^niop of ^ 
c"plo« of "*The Résister,' ncwnletter of the I-,A. ne; i't.incr 
arc' ^uppertera of th© Résistance," Volune 13, il"», i, t>.tr<l ' 
F- '^rnnry ??, 1C08. On Page Nia©, the fjllowî.";- nppn;* r«i' 
.-M'icr Hio Iiendlnjî, "Inside Pelrno": 

"Genrrnl.ly tu lcarn Ivjw to orunnir.o, '•■pcr. U\\\y 
h'-; to r-Jb.'llve the Tï ■■' icnn-Anerican oaurjnnit;', ïlve o/ u;i 
fion TU" L,A. Résistance tble month journoyc<l 'o Iel.*ny to 
n»"c?t wlth Cenor Chr.vc-, leader o£ tho Hational rpro Vorkerr». 

- VA ; BEC -^6 / ' . - ;>, 

"In hifi hono, Ccsnr elinred bip ppri»nnl support 
, t/r J (fïo voiilt* liko '.o fjoo liis oon involved.) for Ute Rerrtrtancr — 
.. M' r'i^t It ueana in Ce lit no nnd vhat it could nenn '.n tb" on ter 
, \\jy cvi.ïr'jnlty. lïesenMy, f en ring confliet? vhicb n^Rht i?Ht 
U f\r the Union, Ccsar*a npproncb among the worl^ra A ■ a q". ».-?t onc 

» V >\*) — &ently ediicoting through tho Union pnpor :lî*.rtt9«lUjt^^arnj3fii" 

i"^\^ "César, hin3elf taugbt by un Adgl^pc^sMted ttbp 

\\' T ^"^utuldcr could enter nnd be acoepted la <*>» jj kglc an-Ameftctm 

-«.oi.. ! cocmunlty. There, bo nentloned, the very 'macTTl^iPo-acjiplex, ' 

■•"-' Uie idenl of nnnoulinlty nativo to the Mexicnn which oends 



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, # h lu to -fnr, once tnrned, «ould brlng to The Ks^iatanco soia;? 

-"**«*«_ oT itn ntrongost nnd no«;t dodlented brothers. Tlion roiatinn 

»_*c— . _. fren hic ton yenro lifjido AFL-CIO meetings t^fore h*:?, .'nninr, 

M\" Te in no strike, C'î^nr' ropeatcdly raturned '.u what tiv er.7 



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t'.'.v.nw.ii m tioti'3 boenur» r cnit'-.t;'nt v/ny of lifo.'* (161-4719) 



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